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Rainbow Ring

 

One of my goals last summer was to make more bracelets, brooches, and even make a ring or two to add to my shop.  I actually wear more bracelets than necklaces so figured others probably do the same.

Many years ago I took a workshop with the wire artist Sharilyn Miller.  She was a student of the amazing master wire artist Lynne Merchant, as I was, but she spent more time with Lynne as it became a passion for her and found her own voice.

One of the projects we did was rings with beads as the focal.  I ended up loving the use of flat bone beads and created a bunch of those.  I found them easy to wear and they really highlighted the wire spiral that formed on top.  I love spirals!

After creating a couple new ones I was very excited, but then came the realization that size matters.  In other words, you limit your audience when you make rings ahead of time, because although you might be able to enlarge one slightly - you're pretty much stuck with the size you made.

 

Blue Ring

Wave Ring

So, for now these two are the only ones in my shop.  I would like to create some more conventional ones with set stones, but need to think about how I'll deal with the size issue.  Ideas?

 

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

Learn as if you were to live forever."  Mahatma Gandhi

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