Renaissance foliage is fun to carve in wax. When I made these pieces I was thinking about frames and settings. In the first piece the settings disappear into the design, becoming flowers. The frame is modest.
Here the frame and setting are given prominence. The foliage has been subsumed into the frame. The setting has the swoops and curves beloved of renaissance goldsmiths.
The labradorite really lights up when the light hits it at a certain angle.