When I first visited Stockholm’s National Museum at the end of 2010, I found this painting and stared at it. She wears one of those marvelous ruffle necks from the sixteenth century. I had drawn a necklace inspired in the same style long before, so when I saw this painting I decided to use the ruffles for the first bracelet task.
Making a ruffled arm piece in silver was quite ambitious to be a beginner. It was a real challenge to adapt its form to silver sheets and to the task requests (at least two parts and lock). But I am very pleased with the resulting effect. There will come more ruffles in the future.