She’s having trouble deciding what to wear to the Masquerade Ball! The costume she’s got on, or the beautiful, beaded, fringed dress? Quite a decision.
The exquisite detail in this figure, (by Veronese), was a good compliment to the hand made, beaded and fringed gown causing her such indecision. The bead and fringe work on this beautiful dress was done with much patience and skill, evident in its final form. Absolutely beautiful.
The stone these pieces are mounted on is red Jasper, and I have countless hours in making the red obelisk behind both figures. After making a form of the size and shape I wanted, I colored some epoxy resin, and filled the form. After removing the form, I spent many hours sanding and polishing the point to my desired quality. I then added the metal “vines” to give it even more texture and interest.
The base is a hand cut and finished slab of a hardwood, from Australia, called Corymbia Opaca, or “Bloodwood”, the bottom of which is covered with heavy felt to protect furniture. A wonderful piece.