Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eye Candy Interlude-Today's Sneak Preview!

Navajo Blanket Ring
Size 7: Made from PMC fine silver with fine silver bezel
and Australian Opal- $250

Sometimes you create one of those pieces that seems to get even more exciting as you go, and this was one of them! I knew as soon as I made the impression in clay that things were going to turn out the way I envisioned them in my head.

I wanted to make something powerful and at the same time intricate using the traditional chevron shape but with a twist, so I decided on a repeating and interlocking pattern on either side that mirrored the point at each end of the central pattern.

The mazelike focal area at the top of this ring reminded me of a Navajo blanket like the one that used to hang on the wall at the top of the stairs in the Baltimore rowhouse where I grew up.

This ring measures 7/8" at the widest point and is nice and weighty at approximately 2mm. thick!

I was tempted to keep it, but knew that there would be somebody out there who would want it just as much.

If you are that person please convo me on Etsy before I list it tomorrow and ask that I reserve it for you and I'll put your name on the listing, then contact you back to let you know it is ready for purchase.

This is a very special one-of-a-kind ring, so don't let it get away! You might have someone on your holiday shopping list who would enjoy it (or you might want to keep it for yourself).

I am on a roll with lots more exciting metalwork to come, so stay tuned to my shop and if you aren't yet following my blog please do so that you will get up to the minute notice of new designs as they're completed. As always your comments are welcome.

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4 comments:

Nicole Bergman said...

Great piece! Looking forward to seeing more :)

-Nikki
http://FloweryGreetings.etsy.com
http://nicolebergman.blogspot.com

Giftbearer said...

I'm so glad you like it! I'm working on another unique piece now and hope to post another sneak preview tomorrow sometime.

Bridget said...

spectacular piece

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Nice!!!