I don’t know why I find something so mundane so fascinating but I can’t get enough of watching Argentinian silversmith Juan Carlos Pallarols create a chalice for Pope Francis. It’s incredible just to see his hands and tools shape what will be the cup for the holiest man in the world.
Pallarols had previously made the roses that adorned Princess Diana’s tomb so he’s no stranger for making things pop for the famously powerful. You can see him hammer away and turn silver bumps into lovely roses.
In another video you can see Pallarols team work on making the shape of the chalice, with the blueprints on how it’ll look when it’s done on the wall. Gotta love the people who spend a ridiculous amount of time in creating a pimp cup or I guess, the pimpest of cups. Craftsmanship! [Hyper Vocal]