I am still in my handmade silver flower making mood.
Lately I get these spontaneous ideas. I guess that’s because the weather is changing and has a kind of influence on my creativity… as soon as I have an idea, I decide not to wait, no matter whatever I am occupied with that day, and I go right away to my studio and do it. I believe that when I create my items spontaneousely, it can be felt by other people too. The items are made with more enthusiasm, and people can sense this.
As it is still September, I chose a freeform Pink Sapphire with a rosecut surface and set in a new sculptured flower ring.
Here’s how I did it: I hammered a piece of 0.7mm thick sterling silver to the shape of a sculpted flower by using the repoussee technique.As the rims are somewhat sharp, and I like to create rings which would not harm the skin of whoever wears it, I soldered a 0.6mm thick backing to it. On the back I soldered one of my ready made sterling silver bands. ( I keep a stock of various sized sterling silver bands which I designed and handcrafted in advance, in order to have them handy whenever I wish to create a ring) and finally I soldered a bezel on top of the flower. As the upper part of the flower is wavy, I made a special sterling base for the bezel and soldered it only to the four higher spots of the flower. I oxidized the surface of the flower, polished it a bit, and finally set the stone.
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Link to my ring in my Etsy shop:
For some time I’ve been seeing quite a few flower rings in jewelry shops. In this age where almost everything is industrialized, people have a need for handmade items, jewelry inspired from Nature such as leaf earrings, twigs, freeform items and flowers.
I thought to myself “I’d like to create my own flower ring”. So I sat at my table, and while I had the word “daffodil” on my mind, I went ahead and handcrafted a sterling silver flower ring. I used one of my flower shaped silver casts, then sawed another, larger flower from an 0.7 mm thick piece of sterling silver, hammered and reshaped it, then soldered the smaller one on top or the larger one. I added a band ring on the back and finally made the bezel and oxidized the larger flower. Finally I set a 9mm Tourmaline cabochon on top. Color of the stone is rust. I believe it does remind one of a daffodil…kind of romantic. Don’t you agree?
Tomorrow I intend to add another Sapphire and silver flower ring to my shop.
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Link to my Tourmaline silver and flower ring: