My 'Ruffled Series' rings were an absolute pleasure to create!
I loved the process of hammering away to create the textured edges.
So I continued with this series,
But added a new dimension.
The positive and negative.
An influence in my life,
Positive space and negative space,
in the jewellery sense.
Here is today's Workshop Wednesday:
Lovely minty green chrysoprase cabochon, design ready for sawpiercing
Sawpiercing from sterling silver (matching your nail polish to your stone of choice is a must!)
Those little cut out pieces can be used in new jewellery designs (it's got me thinking...)
Paper removed, looking good so far
Texturing the ruffled edges before soldering
Shaping the tapered ring band
Ready for soldering
Adding the oxidized patina before stone setting
My little flower stamp
Ready for stone setting!
And here are the final photos
And another in this series with a carnelian cabochon
There is a third ring just about finished, too.
Thank you for visiting the workshop!
--- Mariann ---
P.S. It was the coldest night last night in 3 years here in Melbourne.
And today was the coldest day in 11 years for the month of May!
The tops of the snow fields were blanketed with snow.
It'll be a bumper snow season!
I can't wait!
I did say it was cold, didn't I?