Fabergé flower study of cherries and blossoms, c. 1900. Two separate gold stems support in one instance white enamelled cherry blossom and in the other, ripe red cherries carved from purpurine and suspended from gold stems and nephrite leaves. A vitreous compound, purpurine was manufactured by the Russian Imperial Glass Factory and was the only man-made material used in the production of the flowers. Acquired by Queen Alexandra.
How to Drill Pebbles and small beach or garden stones by Eternal Tools. This follow along tutorial is full of tips and makes drilling holes into pebbles nice and easy. It shows the equipment you'll need, top tips along the way and some inspiring work by other artists who use pebbles and stones in their jewellery and craft work.
Lantern-shaped pendant reliquary; gold; middle formed of square tube of rock crystal with column at each corner, enamelled; bottom with quatrefoil; beneath, four enamel scrolls, pearl at termination of each; date engraved on one side. Origin: Uncertain, traditionally attributed to a German workshop in the late 16th century but probably of 19th-century manufacture.
Henry Eyles Chair. Museum No. W.31-1953. Displayed at the 1861 Great Exhibition an on display in the V British Galleries. An example of the way in which objects related to Victoria and Albert are commonly used to represent the sorts of objects which were displayed at the international exhibitions. V Collections.