The piece is now complete and has been picked up. So it's time to share!
So I'll go ahead and start adding the pictures now so everyone can see some of the process that went into this amazing piece.
The cylinders were turned on the lathe into heart shapes and then split back open. Then they were first roughly carved out to remove more material before being carved smooth by hand.
The base of this is where all the mechanical magic happened. Lots of work went into that very small space. ..and I won't be showing all of that publicly. But you can see it getting dry rubbed with a pearlescent powder before it gets a finish. More to follow!