I haven't made any jewelry in a really long time. And in all of my years teaching jewelry and metals I've never made a ring. I was always going for the well planned design and rings just never seemed to fit into my creative realm. Don't get me wrong, I love rings! I guess I felt I would never be able to make one I liked because I really don't know how to cast well. But this ring is made from a piece of flat silver wire and is incredibly simple to make.
Any how, I thought I'd make an example for my students (again!) so they could learn how to solder a simple joint. The ring would be perfect practice for them. I decided to add a hammered texture to mine for a little more interest.
The photos were hard to get right. I'm definitely no photographer. Or hand model for that matter, ugh! I wanted to show the texture of the ring close up but it's been so cloudy here the lighting was difficult to get right. It's also been incredibly cold. This morning was -9 degrees F! And don't get me started on the wind chill factor.
Have a great weekend all!