Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ring a day #5




Two of my goals for the Ring a Day project are to experiment, and to use up things that I have lying around my studio. I have lots of unfinished projects, pieces of jewelry that need to be fixed, or scraps of metal that would normally get recycled. This ring accomplishes both of those goals. I have had these beads in a drawer for months, wanting to somehow incorporate them into a design. I finally did that, experimenting with how to connect them. Also, the bezel of this ring was sitting in my scrap bowl and needed to be fixed. I'm really happy with the outcome, I think this ring is a lot of fun. There are still design and technical issues to be resolved if I want to use beads like these again, but they do open up a ton of new possibilities.

7 comments:

Nina Dinoff said...

its like an anemone. i love it.

sassyglassdesigns said...

Very clever...great use of materials.

La Alicia said...

it's beautiful! it looks like a shy hedgehog! ;)

andrea said...

I love it too!

The RAD project is going to be great for using all those scraps on the bench for sure!

stacey said...

1st-i LOVE this ring!!
2nd-i think recycling bench scrap is a great idea. i will have to join you.

Moira K. Lime said...

I love this ring! So fun!

Ashley said...

Thanks everyone!