Showing posts from March, 2011

Project 6

I do see that I have made quite a few rings and earrings so far, so I will try and focus on a few pendants, brooches or maybe bangles.This ring was made with a vintage brooch given to me by my Granny Emma. I think the stone is actually glass, but it does have a lovely warm colour that looks quite a lot like a brandy topaz.The ring on the bottom is just a wide silver dome ring, and the brooch is riveted on the top. I used rivets as I was unsure of the stone and didn't want to remove it just to solder, so I left it in situ.The "stone" has quite a few chips and scratches, but because it was given to me by my gran I wont be selling it (and I quite like the chips and scratches, it's a reminder that it had its own kind of history before you)
Sterling silver ring with vintage brooch finding, riveted

Project 5

I have to remind myself that this challenge is just that, a challenge. Life is what happens while you are trying to do other things. These last few weeks have been quite tricky for me, so I am 2 (plus original 2) projects behind. So without furtherre due here is the latest one, as promised done with a cut off piece of wood from my husbands knife making.

Sterling Silver Ring with Wild Olive wood, and Sterling Silver tube rivets. 29 x 26 x 9mm
I must say I was very tempted to put some sparkly stones in somewhere, but alas, time is not on my side and I have to get on with the other projects already jockeying for position in my head.
Coming up next: Something made with a piece of vintage brooch from my grandmother.