Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's not a ring post!

I had so much fun in the studio last night finishing up some of the pieces here that I'll be sending to Poppy next week. I was photographing them this morning and decided that I should do a really big piece with these three images below.

"The Eternal Love of Roger and Blithe". I'm thinking LOTS of chain and additional tiny hearts floating through out. Well, we just found out that we didn't make it into the Brookside art annual. Guess that just gives me more time to build up some inventory and experiment on new designs!

Friday, January 29, 2010

ring a Day #29

The week seemed really long but it finished nicely this evening. Came home from work and caught a quick nap then had some leftover quiche before heading down to the studio. Got four pieces finished that I'm sending to Poppy in Columbia tomorrow. Then decided that for my ring today I wanted to make it completely with cold connections. An idea popped into my head and I sketched it out then made myself a template. I like this one. I will definitely try making it again to polish up the quality a bit, I'd never done little fold over tabs like this.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

ring a Day #28

I hung out at the coffeeshop way too late this evening so am just sneaking this ring in with minutes to spare. It's another made from the junk drawer in my kitchen,that drawer has not failed me yet! Tonight I pulled out these two pretty red plastic wall anchors, some wire and twine. I like the shape created by the anchors and color is always important to me in my jewelry. Color is one of the main reasons I began working with street signs!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ring a Day #27

I've never really made anything delicate looking before, this is certainly different for me. The heart shape is what i like to use as a nose on my skulls, just picture it upside down. Can't believe the first month of rings is almost done,time has been flying!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ring a Day #26

A sweet and girlie ring tonight. It's made from a valentine cupcake paper liner, steel wire and plastic pearls.

Monday, January 25, 2010

ring a Day #25

Sterling silver,copper and street sign. I appreciate the comments,keep em coming! If there is a ring that you think I should add to my Amuck line or even an element from a ring that you'd like to see me explore further, please let me know. Don't forget to check out the other rings being made for this challenge, I was just inspired by someone's ring this evening. Off to get my sketchpad now!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

ring a Day #24

Today's ring is made from copper,steel wire,paper and a vintage flower candle holder. Been anxious to use these flowers,just love them.

Worked in the studio quite a bit this weekend. I started making another set of king/queen skull necklaces. I put them together a little different so when they are done I'd like to post them and get your feedback as to which style you like better. In between the studio we've been working on taxes,I'll be so happy when that is done and I WILL be more organized this year so that next year goes smooth and easy!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ring a Day #23

Another little flower ring. Made from copper,brass,license plate and a sterling rivet.

ring a Day #22

Two disks of copper riveted with sterling silver then oxidized with liver of sulfur.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ring a Day #21

Didn't have a chance to get in the studio and make this one from metal so just a paper prototype of my pinata ring today.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Pink tissue paper forms the backdrop for our valentine window display at the store,inspired by pinatas.

A quick ring for today made from some floral wire that we used in the store for our christmas decorations. I really like the way this one feels on the finger,will definitely incorporate this shape into a more permanent ring. Tomorrow nights ring will be based on our valentine window.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ring a Day #19

AAH, donuts! I ate about three of these first before I had the patience to cut a whole in one. I LOVE donuts! Tonight I am actually going to bed on time,so rare anymore. Im taking up a cup of sleepytime tea and the new tool catalog from Rio Grande that I got in the mail today. See you all tomorrow.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jolly King Roger & Queen Blithe

Got to play in the studio all day today, I sure love that! It would be so wonderful to spend every day like that,maybe someday. I made this king and queen necklace today and got a few more pieces cut/laid out. I was a bit upset to not have finished more but i guess some days just need to be taken up with experiment.

As I'm looking at these photos Im already getting ideas of how I will assemble them the next try.

Rings #17 &18 can be seen in my Flickr. This challenge has been so inspiring, it's the whole reason that today's necklaces came to be!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

16 rings so far!

Jolly King Roger

Ring #15. Roger the skull decked out as king for the day, isn't he sweet!

Inspired by the stacking rings that I recently finished. The pieces this week have really got me excited and full of ideas for this year.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ring a Day #13

Tonight's ring is part 2 of 3. Made from copper and sterling then cold connected with copper wire rivets.

Don't forget to check out the other rings at RING A DAY

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ring a Day #12

I've been inspired by some of the stacking rings that other artists have done for their Ring a Day. I've never done a stacking ring(for that matter I don't make rings very often!) and thought i would try one. Tonight's ring is the first of three pieces. It's been cut from a curve in the road street sign.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Fun book and Ring a Day

Tonight's ring was made with items that friends brought me,some steel wire and old lace.

Wanted to share this fun book with you that I recently bought at work. Its full of fashion images that you can create the patterns for and to design your own jewelry or clothing. Something fun to sit with when your having a creative block or home sick in bed!