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A Very Odd Ring!


About this design:

I can't believe my luck!!! The first ever class I take in jewelry techniques turns out to be THE dream course!! I've learned SO much in two long, packed days. This ring started out as a jagged sheet of silver, which I sawed into this odd shape, just for the practice. I fused the ends (and VERY neat it became, after hours of filing and polishing!), tried to bend the pointed part as I'd planned (sort of), realized it was far too short. Opened it up again, and hammered it longer. Folded again (more polish, etc.). Realized it was still a bit short, and sort of lacked balance. Decided to add the pearl, just to learn how to fuse a thing like that (the loop-and-stick). Then learned how to flatten the end of the stick to make the pearl stay on! Home-made headpin!!

Part two of the course will be at the end of March, and I think I have a bit of home-work to do... And the place was incredibly well-equipped, they had just about every machine thinkable (at least from my viewpoint..).

Am going to post another piece soon, but it's a birthday present, so have to keep it secret for a couple of days...

Components:

Sterling silver sheet (1 mm, I think), sterling silver wire (1,2 mm), impression jasper nugget (LB!).

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Beautiful – great job!

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is really great! I admire anyone who does metal work.

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Fantastic first effort! Can’t wait to see your next one.

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Sounds like a lot of work, but you ended up with a beautiful piece!

  5. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    It’s a wonderful piece! Wish I could find a similar class in my area.

  6. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Awesome. Great job.

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What a gorgeous ring you ended up with! I love it!

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! This is super cool! I love the unexpected swirl and the dangle! I’d love to wear this!!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fantastic!!

  10. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks!! It’s actually rather cool to wear…but not a model I would copy straight off again :-) , it could be improved…

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    What a great job, you can be proud of the ring :D

  12. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great job!

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    K Wuthrich says:

    Where did you take the class? I would love to look into learning as well.

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