A Quick Glimpse at 3 New Rings

I know, I said that I wasn’t going to share any new pieces before the show this weekend. But I wanted to give you a little taste of my most recent rings. This photo is of them after fabrication, but before clean-up and finishing. They match my Dolmen & Entropy pendants.

©2012 WTEK Three new rings

If you’re in the greater Wilmington, DE area on Aug 4 & 5 come out to the Chase Center and see the finished rings in person (and maybe even take one home with you!)

In other news, I will be making another teapot for Mobilia’s October Teapot Redefined show. This one will be a little smaller and still non-functional and I can’t wait to get started on it!

Two More Pendants in the Works

The pattern for the oblong pendant.

I was able to get most of the work done on two more pendants this week. They are inspired by my Entropy necklace (the one inspired by the stain.) I got the idea for the more oblong one and then decided to make the second one out of the cut-out piece from the inside of Entropy. Then, for even more waste-not want-not goodness, the clasps on both pendants were made from the pieces cut-out from the insides of each shape. They just need a little clean-up and darkening before I set the stone in the oblong one and they’re ready to go home with you ;^)

Two new sterling silver pendants (one will have that peridot set in it.)

I’m excited about these new pendants that I’ve been working on and I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions to them when I finally start my show season in Wilmington in three weeks. I hope to see you there!

See how the clasp came from the inside of the pendant?
The clasp for this one too. And it originally came from the inside of my other pendant, Entropy.

And in case you forgot or want an immediate comparison, here’s Entropy.

Entropy ©2012 sterling silver, almandine garnet

Work In Progress – Two Part Rings

Three sterling rings waiting to be finished, darkened, and have stones set in them.

Yes, I call these “two part rings.” They aren’t actually two separate parts, but they don’t connect on top. So when viewing them it looks like there are two parts on top of your hand. Anyway…

Yesterday while working out teapot logistics in my head I decided to make some new rings. I had come up with a bunch of designs a couple of weeks ago and I got my new shipment of sparkly stones in on Thurs or Fri. So it was time to play! (FYI, instead of the blue topaz this time I got garnet, peridot, and amethyst.)

This is my fav of the three.
I'm almost out of the reticulated sterling I made, so these rings are special!
Notice my hand is a different color in each of these shots? I have olive tone skin and that's hard to get right on screen. The camera/photoshop always want to up the red.

Which one is your favorite? Which stone should each get?