Sunday, March 25, 2012

These are small pictures

I realized too late that I had my camera set on the lowest possible resolution, so these aren't the best photos you'll ever see and don't try clicking to make them bigger, it just won't work!
But here's what I've been working on all week.
The stone is Tiger's Eye Jasper and it's got the deepest mustards, reds and navy blues.


My inspiration for whatever reason was music, I cut the backplate to resemble the curves of a cello or bass and then added little cut-outs and details that reminded me of sheet music.


I also stamped a little phrase into the band. It reads: "musica del alma", "the music of the soul".


I'm very proud of it, it's only the second ring that I've ever completed in silver and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
I haven't purchased the missing part to my tumbler yet, so this has been completely worked by hand.


The band is super thick 14 gauge silver with an 18 gauge back plate.
I'm still working on size. I'm having a lot of difficulty creating rings to size, so I'm probably going to end up if I start selling, making rings and then selling them at size.


Sorry I've been so absent lately, there has been A LOT going on around here, things that will require another post to tell you all about.
I hope you're enjoying your wonderful weekend and that the weather is cooperating for you. The rain showers went through late last night for us, so today should be sunny and bright.
Enjoy your day!

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous ring! Love the inside inscription, adds a extra special touch to it.

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  2. Marcie, Your ring is absoulutly gorgeous. You did a great job with all of the little details.
    Therese

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  3. Marcie, that ring is wonderful. You are just so talented in so many different areas. :)

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  4. Beautiful ring. Love the details, this is no small feat, you should be very proud of yourself.

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  5. Wow - the ring is stunning! Love the details you incorporated and seriously love the stamping you did! Gorgeous work!

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  6. Marcie, I love your ring! The little details like the inscription inside make it a very special piece. Awesome. <3

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  7. Marcie this ring is so lovely. I am still struggling with setting stones, I really just cant get it, i know it will come eventually. I love the stamping on the back as well.

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  8. Is there ANYTHING you can't do? This looks like metalsmith work of someone whose been doing it for ages!

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  9. Beautiful piece, I love all the little details IT makes it really special

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