Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ring a Day, 55/365, 02.24.10

Purple Ring

I saved this bag from the purple potatoes I used in a Pork stew last week. Finally but it to use today when I really needed to make a ring,

Purple plastic mesh, brass fastener.

Ring a Day, 54/365, 02.23.10

Rosie's Ring

My friend Rosie is going to be very excited about this. It has been in the works for some time. The stone still has yet to be set, but for the most part it is finished.

Sterling silver, aquamarine.

Ring a Day, 53/365, 02.22.10

Fonda Ring 2

Total loss today, but luckily I had another business card from Saturday night...


Ring a Day, 52/365, 02.21.10

Bowling Ring

Bowling at the Brooklyn Bowl today. Too bad I can't make a ring out of the Chocolate Nutella bourbon milkshake. Mmmm.

Paper Coaster.

Ring a Day, 51/365, 02.20.10

Fonda Ring

Yummy Mexican dinner in Park Slope.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ring a Day, 50/365, 02.19.10

Gumdrop Ring

Wow, 50 days today! 50 rings!
I was in the studio and needed to make something. I had this vintage glass cab lying around so I just whipped out this quickie.

Sterling silver, vintage glass cabachon.

Ring a Day, 49/365, 02.18.10

Leg 'o Mutton Ring

Made after a yummy dinner of pork and other fixins at the local, and most delicious, Char No. 4. On the way back we noticed some cool lamps in a restaurant that inspired this. Note: Always grab business cards for last minute ring making needs!


Ring a Day, 48/365, 02.17.10

Mitred Ring

This ring was a practice attempt for a ring I am making for my friend Rosie (to be seen soon). The bezel will be filled with something soon.

Sterling silver.

Ring a Day, 47/365, 02.16.10

Feather Ring

Graph paper and Brass Fastener

Ring a Day, 46/365, 02.15.10

Not So Yum Ring

An unfortunate attempt at pouring chocolate into a tin foil mold.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Project Runway Challenge #5, Celebrity Item

The challenge this week was to design something for a celebrity, and on the show it was for Heidi Klum.

These were already in progress, so at the last minute I decided I would try to finish them for this challenge. I really don't have a celebrity that I want to design for so I just thought of Heidi. She likes big earring and these are pretty big.

Sterling silver, 18k gold.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ring a Day 45/365, 02.14.10

Valetine's Day Massacre Ring

This little yellow plastic heart that I found on the street was just calling out to be made into a ring. And let's face it, this is what you are all thinking about today...

Plastic, nail polish, glue.

Ring a Day 44/365, 02.13.10

Fused Band

A very bad studio day and I just had to make something... so another fused ring it is.

Argentium Silver

Ring a Day 43/365, 02.12.10

Gettysburg Address Ring

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Ring went over so well that I figured I would do another.

Paper, tape, glue.

Ring a Day 42/365, 02.11.10

Cage Ring

I am trying to practice making these cage structures, so this is a practice attempt. Still needs a lot of work!

Sterling silver.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ring a Day 41/365, 02.10.10

Bacon Ring

Someone had to do it.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ring a Day 40/365, 02.09.10

Shooting Gallery Ring

This one is a companion to my Elephant Ride Ring. Kinda liking this carnival theme. What is next? I also have geese and roosters. Suggestions are welcome.

Copper, sterling silver.

Ring a Day 39/365, 02.08.10

Flush Set Ring

I am taking a stone setting class and really struggled with the first project: flush setting. So I made a ring and attempted it in my studio. One is pretty crooked, but overall it worked so I am pretty happy!

Sterling silver, peridot.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ring a Day 38/365, 02.07.10

Wrapped Forged Ring

Still experimenting with these forged structures.

Sterling silver.

Ring a Day 37/365, 02.06.10

Seen Better Days Ring

Note to self: Do not put paper rings in your bag for 24 hours. They will end up just like an Ikea couch. A trip to Ikea and little time yielded this one, which was actually sort of pretty when it was made at dinner. Well, now it's just more angular.

Paper, tape.

Ring a Day 36/365, 02.05.10

Burnt Bun Boy Ring

What can I say, I just love Burnt Bun Boy. I have no idea what he is saying, but am sure it must be along the lines of... woe is me, i am always getting toasted in the oven. Well, he has my love always. And I bet he is delicious too. Mmm, brioche.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ring a Day 35/365, 02.04.10

Less is More

The non-studio days are getting really hard! It was 10:50 pm and I had nothing. Thank you, Nina Garcia, for invoking the inimitable words of Mies van der Rohe during Project Runway tonight.

Sharpie Ink.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Project Runway Challenge #3

Sort of took the easy way out on this one. I was going to do something else but in the interest of time I went with this. The inspiration was:
Throw Sticks, probably 1927–28 season
Harry Burton (English, 1879–1940)
The Egyptian Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sterling silver.

Ring a Day 34/365, 02.03.10

Swirl Ring

Spent the day in the studio today but didn't work on any rings. I ended up punching out vertical lines from an old Dwell magazine. I kinda like it.

Paper, brass fastener.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ring a Day 33/365, 02.02.10

Eclipse Ring

Another scrap ring. This is the first time I kind of cheated. Technically, I made this ring yesterday. Oops! It is made of the left over silver from my sequins series, for which I punch out the parts using the best tool ever... The Roper Whitney Jr. handpunch!

Sterling silver, patina