The young guy is getting engaged to marry his girl friend who is a serious Harry Potterphile. He wants a golden snitch to present his engagement ring in. So I take two hardwood balls 3 inches across, hollow out the interior and install the universal type ring holder, and I sculpt the exterior, coat it in gesso, then red bole clay, then i water gild it with 23 carat gold leaf, C'est tout!
Oh! and I concealed numerous neodynium magnets around the edges to draw it shut magnetically.
Oh! And also, instead of splitting it straight across, I made the opening seam follow the contour of one of the sculpted lines, in order to conceal the seam quite well.
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Ralph was in constant communication and allowed me to be very involved with the creation process. He also sent various illustrations and pictures as he worked on my project. Upon completion, my project was sent and received within the time frame we agreed on. He did a great job and would definitely work with him again!