Complete at last! The original drawing and how it turned out.
sterling, brass, garnet, moonstones, fresh water pearl, 14kgold,
3" x 2 1/4" x 1/4"
Learned a lot. More solder welds on one piece than I've ever done. Challenging compound angles. Depletion gilding for the first time - reheat the metal to dull red, quench and pickle (acid bath) and repeat 5 - 7 times to deplete the copper and bring the pure silver up to the surface. Setting stones isn't rocket science but I'm not comfortable with it yet. Was going to gold leaf the window - no, the roof - no, the tree- but that's new too and would take longer than I was in the mood for. Can always add later, I suppose.
I thinks it's a lot sweeter than the picture captures. :)