Saturday, January 8, 2011

1/52 quartz

quartz, sterling silver, brass

My first Ring a Week! It was heaven to have so much time to work on this, I spent seven hours on the fabrication alone - what an indulgent treat after making a ring every day for a year. 2011 is my Year of the Stone, and I plan to incorporate more gems into my designs. I intend to use future RAW rings to work through more advanced stone setting techniques.

I also plan to expand on ideas from Ring a Day, this design has been percolating in my head since I first tried to make a hollow form ring with this stone for RAD. The large amount of metal proved too much for my puny butane torches so I had to scrap the idea.

This year my focus will be on my business and working with collections production-style, rather than one of a kind. I'm counting on RAW to keep me sane and striving for well-conceived and carefully executed work. This ring is the most exacting and complex piece I've made and it's a start, but I want to do so much more. I want to go to eleven, in Spinal Tap terms.


5 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE this!!!! This is stunning, Thomasin!!!!

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  2. This is fabulous!!! Really excellent Tomi! I can't wait to see what you make this year!!

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  3. Fabulous work, and a great way to kick off RAW!!!!

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