Counting stars by candlelight.

At some point early on, Mica and I decided to add a star field to the scene. What you see here is the final layout of the stars. Of note, this is an actual star field as it exists in the cosmos, and not a collection of arbitrarily placed dots. The stars will be cut from thin rods of sterling silver in varying diameters.

At this point, the physical creation of the medallion has been going on for about two weeks. For an hour or two at a time, James (the master inlay artist) has been painstakingly cutting the individual elements by hand. You’ll be hearing (and seeing) more about that soon!