How it was made.
They are all base metals, copper and brass, then all the intricate pieces are soldered together and then handmade pins and clasps are made too. The stones are the added, but its actually coloured resins, not stones at all. It was strange making something from non-precious materials and then making it look real. There was a level of finish that needed to be done so that the jewellery looked real and authentic, but at the same time it had to be produced very quickly as there were hundreds of extras, all who had to look the part. It was great fun and a really interesting thing to have done.
Behind the scenes.
I also got to look around the sets of the castle and the town. Its so amazing to see the sets and you cannot believe they will turn out to look so real as they do in the film. I found this video on YouTube, which shows a bit of what the behind the scenes look like.
My husband and I went to see the film the other week, and it was really enjoyable. Its directed by Guy Ritchie and it has a look and feel of Game of Thrones meets Lock Stock. Yes David Beckham is in it, and thankfully only for 3 minutes as he is pretty terrible! But Charlie Hannam and Jude Law are great. I did see the jewellery I made a few times which is really exciting. However there is so much that my clever husband made (including the round table) so my tiny contribution takes a back seat. I really loved making jewellery for films and I have done a few more very small jobs, but hopefully i can do some more soon.
Go and see King Arthur- Legend of the Sword it’s well worth a watch. And see if you can spot the jewellery!