16. Jul, 2022

The Reliquary is finished At last

So here is my finished reliquary. The shell pieces stop the closure mechanism from coming off when it is opened. The actual closure mechanism is the inner plastic roll of a sticking palster roll that I have painted in a distressed copper look. It has been an interesting journey discovering what a reliquary is and how it was used and then all the decisions about the textile sides and embellishments. Lots of learning in this piece but I am pleased to have finally finished it and quite satisfied with the result