I can Fly Swan Feather behind the scenes
FEBRUARY 23, 2015 by DOROTHY MURPHY
Ever wondered how the Chupi Swan Feather Necklaces and Earrings manage to capture so many minute details and all the delicacy of a real swan feather? Well here’s your chance to find out with our sneak peak into the the swan feather behind the scenes!
Finding the Perfect Feather
The first challenge is finding a feather beautiful enough to be made into a long lasting piece of jewellery. After searching high and low, the perfect feather was found in Portabello by the banks of the grand canal. Now it’s time for the fun to start! The feather is carefully hand painted with copper paint.
Creating a Mould
This copper encased feather is then used to make a mould which in turn will be used to cast the swan feather pieces. Above is a picture of a silicone mold which captures all the tiny details of the swan feather. We are then ready to start the next stage of the transformation from real swan feather to gold feather pendant.
Casting our Beautiful Piece
The mold is then used to cast a sterling silver feather which is then coated in 18k gold vermeil. Above you can see all the beautiful details that have been kept throughout the process, immortalising the swan feather forever. In addition to gold, our swan feather jewellery range is also available in a striking sterling silver which shines just as brightly as the gold, and we now also added our brand new rose gold range. We hope you love the swan feather as much as we do and enjoyed a peek behind the scenes at Chupi, if you like what you see here, you can view the finished swan feather necklace on our website in gold, silver and rose gold.
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