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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quick ideas for rings and using ceramic elements in jewelry.

This ring is made from a feather stamping. It was annealed and then bent around a steel ring mandrel. Heating the metal to a red color with the torch then quenching in water softens the metal so it can be easily bent. If you don't soften first you make kinks or sharp bends where the metal is thinner.

This is another fave of mine for rings. The north wind again,heated and formed. Also this was treated to an extended bath in LOS to darken the brass.

This one is just a happy flamingo cab from http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/25x18mm-Flamingo-Cameos....New-Size-6868 surrounded by the same size crown mount which is riveted to a floral shank.

Again the band is from Bsues stock with a little bat charm riveted through the middle. Simple,cheap and just right for a $10 ring for any ones Halloween attire.

As I have been learning to make things in clay a leaf seemed to be just the focal for a fall ring.

First step is to cut out some paper to match the leaf but a little smaller.

copy that in copper or other metal to match the outline of the paper and punch or drill a center hole.

Drill the matching hole in a ring shank..this is a copper ox cigar band from www.bsueboutiques.com and after filing smooth the edge rivet it to the ring in your preferred orientation. Then apply E-6000 glue to both the leaf and the metal..wait a minute the press together and let it set.

And you have a fall fashion ring. I chose copper for the shank to match the hint of copper in the leaf.

I made this little duck from clay and attached him to a square of clay then fired it. Now to find what form of jewelry will best display his ducky charm.

1 comment:

  1. These are all great, I love the leaf ring. Your clay pieces are looking so nice. Very inspiring. Can't wait to see what you do with the little chicken!!