Shoemake Bhudda pendant project

Remarks/Details for model idea #1:

  • this design would hold the Bhudda with small prongs ( 26 total) | final design was 4 prongs
  • 14k yellow gold with a matte finish
  • the bail (area where chain goes through) could accommodate many styles of chain
  • approximately 14 grams (mounting only, does not include bhudda stone) | final design weighs approximately 17 grams
  • this design is still conceptual, I need to discuss this further with Kenny our Master Goldsmith for his thoughts on how this will secure the bhudda.

Drawing notes:

  • Ultimately, the details for this design will be finished on the goldsmithing bench, including hand setting the bhudda and hand finishing of the metal surfaces.
  • These drawings only attempt to show these details.  Keep in mind that they are essentially sketches. Metal sheen and sparkle are only approximated. 
  • Once you like the details of the design work we will create a scale wax model for your approval or send a video.


      Design drawings (shown from top, middle and back):





       prototype model:




      Hand carved wax model (prongs will be added to black marks) | this is the final design:



       Italian made cable chain:

        Finished design: