16 January 2011

a ring a week #1

I decided to make a try at a ring a week. My rule is that I can't make it in my studio, it has to be something that I make elsewhere. Why? Well, I want to force myself to use found objects rather than traditional metasmithing materials. I play around with those materials often enough, don't I?

I am hoping this exploration in materials will get me thinking of how to incorporate these materials with metal, enamel or stones. Playing with the ribbon I used this week I thought of how I could fix it to metal. But I also took the time to think of what I loved about the ribbon. In this case it was the curl and how it changed throughout the day. It got me thinking of how I could get metal to react in this manner. If I can recreate this movement in silver to have a more permanent and rigid structure but still incorporate the ribbon for color and a hint of texture I think I will have made quite the stunning ring. A ring I wouldn't have thought of making before I took the time to play with this ribbon, deciding to make it my ring a week project. New doors are opening already.

Will you join me? Maybe we can come up with a tag, ring a week has a certain ring, doesn't it?
xo, kim


  1. Sounds like a great idea! I'd love to see this fluidity in silver :)

  2. I don't often get to work on more than my "production" pieces for stores and fairs. At least this will get me documenting my other ideas so I can refer back when I discover some spare time. Having this recreated in silver would be dreamy. One day...


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