After the confusion of earlier this week, everything snapped back into focus today in the workshop when I actually completed a part of "A Forest". The chain is now completely constructed and only requires to be set, which I started doing before I had to leave for the thrilling enterprise of going to the bank and the post-office. At least I had a bike ride in lovely weather.
The cast elements of the chain put together.
Constructed, polished and partially set. The funnel at the top is detachable and is for filling the perfume flask which will be inside the main part of the pendant.
Set with nephrite jade, garnet and citrine. Each link is set on both sides.
I also managed to pre-polish part of the main box - a terrifying experience: I hate polishing large pieces. Here is the lettering in place on the box. It will be "enamelled" with acrylic:
Unfortunately, the leafy wreath which was supposed to be going around the skull in the centre did fall victim to the polishing machine, making me think on a new way to attach it!