When Gregore was working on his mother of pearl, sterling silver and 18k yellow gold earrings, I was inspired to work on my beloved moth/butterfly  earring design. There is something so precious about this insect and it's delicate wings.  Of course without gregore's ingenious mastery of the CNC mill they would not be turning out as lovely. Stay tuned for the next series of Blogs/passions to see their development. if you want to see Gregore's "to bee or not to bee" earrings see his Blog/Passions.

Some of the later drawings when I hone in on the shape of the preferred butterfly. Gregore and Jennifer-rabe Jewelers in Santa Barbara, CA

Some of the later drawings when I hone in on the shape of the preferred butterfly.

Gregore and Jennifer-rabe Jewelers in Santa Barbara, CA

Here are three different sizes and shapes of the cut wax painted with goache to show the effect in 18 k yellow gold and mother of pearl. Gregore and Jennifer-rabe Jewelers in Santa Barbara, CA

Here are three different sizes and shapes of the cut wax painted with goache to show the effect in 18 k yellow gold and mother of pearl.

Gregore and Jennifer-rabe Jewelers in Santa Barbara, CA