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If you happen to go on Rio Grande’s facebook this week you’ll notice one of my rings is their new cover photo!
They were asking people to send in images of the first piece of jewelry they had ever made. This was my first jewelry piece from my intro class; a ring that fits over three fingers.
"Revolutions" is a ring made out of copper and nickel with two cabochons set in it, one green and one yellow. The ring can be flipped and worn with either showing. It also opens up.
Very exciting!

If you happen to go on Rio Grande’s facebook this week you’ll notice one of my rings is their new cover photo!

They were asking people to send in images of the first piece of jewelry they had ever made. This was my first jewelry piece from my intro class; a ring that fits over three fingers.

"Revolutions" is a ring made out of copper and nickel with two cabochons set in it, one green and one yellow. The ring can be flipped and worn with either showing. It also opens up.

Very exciting!

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DNA Ring
I’ve been working my butt off trying to finish some pieces and commissions (I hand in the last of my school projects today!). To celebrate I made myself this ring (because I NEVER make myself anything).

DNA Ring

I’ve been working my butt off trying to finish some pieces and commissions (I hand in the last of my school projects today!). To celebrate I made myself this ring (because I NEVER make myself anything).

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Nose-ring

Casted my nose in latex & finally set it in my enormous nose-shaped bezel. The idea of applying gold leaf was thrown at me so I played around with it. I’ve never used it before … yay or nay? Not sure if it’s a little too garish … although it contrasts kind of nicely with the silver lip-ring. Any feedback would be appreciated (Keeping in mind I still need to clean it up a little). :]

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Koi Ring
White bronze. Lost Wax Casting.

I created this in my very first casting class. I attempted to make an attention grabbing ring, and I feel as though I succeeded because you can’t ignore this seductive larger scale piece when you give the koi a home on your hand. The koi and the wave base were carved separately, casted, and soldered together. I used an ammonia and salt patina to give it a feeling of the rush of water. This piece was a challenge but I’m delighted with the results.

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"Only Revolutions" Nickle sheet. Copper sheet. Silver wire. 

This is a ring/hand-piece I made a few years ago during my Intro to construction/forming class. You can flip it and wear it two different ways (One side with the green stone set in it, the other with a yellow stone). It’s constructed out of nickel and copper and the two halves are connected with silver chain. It swings open in the center so that it does not limit movement. I love function in a piece, even if it’s simple.

It was an idea based off of the novel Only Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski. The stones represent the two ageless main characters (their eye colors and the colors used to present them in the novel). You can turn the piece over and change whatever stone is showing because the book is in a format where you read one character’s story, then flip it over and read the other character’s view. The overall shape consists of two interlaced infinity symbols because the characters are ‘ageless’. The layers have to do with the character development over the course of the novel. The top layer is very clean, just like the forever youthful boy and girl seem externally, yet underneath is ‘dirtier’ representing the inner development and growth of them internally. The book is poetic, colorful, and beautiful. My hope was to capture some of that in this piece.

It was really fun to make even though the design process and figuring out how to connect the two halves were big pains!

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