Saturday, October 4, 2008

Prototype Ring

This is the first time I made this ring, using sterling sheet, sterling wires, and colored resin. It has over 6-1/2 grams of sterling and my hand-signature on the back. The top has a circle within a circle, allowing up to two color combinations. They can be complementary or analogous colors, providing me hours of adventure in mixing and pairing them.

The ring shank is made from heavy gauge round wire and is soldered only to the back of the ring top. The ends overlap, which allows for easy size adjustments. I smoothed out the wire tips for comfort. Customers will never have to worry about their fingers swelling in the summer heat, nor the ring slipping off their finger during cooler weather.

It is a really fun ring to wear, with its bright colors. It’s a definite show-stopper. I finished the ring two days ago and garnered compliments each time I wear it. I made the top almost 1” in diameter so it doesn’t flop around. It is also a good way to camouflage my big knuckles. :)

I haven’t quite decided whether to put this into production yet. I thought I would give my readers and fans a chance to vote. Send me your vote or suggestions/comments below.

5 comments:

A Beaded Affair said...

Looks like a very cute ring. What would something like that cost? I usually work only in stone. Maybe I need to take a look at resin too. It seems you enjoy working with it.
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

ChezChani said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!

MyGemStoneBox by Diane said...

Simple yet elegant.... I like that mixture! Lovely work.
Best,
D
http://mygemstonebox.blogspot.com

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Theresa
I really like your "Prototype Ring", and yes I think you should add this to your jewelry line
Hugs,
jill
http://JewelryElegance.Etsy.Com

Michele said...

Love the resin rings! The color possiblilities are endless. I bought some resin that I have been meaning to try but just haven't gotten around to doing so yet...