The worker bee was the inspiration for this incarnation of Napoleon Leather Chandelier.
The cast bronze worker bees move across the chandelier looking for the gold.
To create an individual personality for each of our cast bronze bees, we use patination fluids to hand paint each bronze prior to polishing.
All of the stitch holes are marked up and punched by hand.
Because of the large size of the chandelier, it needs to be suspended during sewing, to ensure that the tension of the leather stitch is even. The unique shape of the leather pattern pieces create the sculpted silhouette of the chandelier.
Napoleon finds a new home in Barcelona, together with a few other family friends.