Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I have a HUGE problem on my hands

All I want to do is make rings. I have so many other things that need my attention but all I can think about is making more rings. More rings!! And then.. I want to keep them all. Which doesn't really work since I need to sell them in order to be able to make more. Why won't someone send me a truck load of sterling silver sheet and wire so that I can tuck myself away in my cave and make endless adornments for fingers of all colors and creeds?? Why, Lord, why?

Sigh...

So anyway, this is ring number three. I love it with all my heart. It came out exactly as I envisioned - modern, clean, like a tall drink of Summer pool water. Yum! I gave the silver a brushed finish which makes it look even more amazing on a well tanned hand. (Imagine that my serial killer hand above has a little more color than the prison pallor you see in the photo...)

Some of you have already seen this ring (#2). I posted it on Facebook last night to get some opinions about shiny vs. oxidized. Most agreed that this particular ring looks pretty marvelous all nice and shiny.

I've put both in my shop.
And if you would like to be a part of these endlessly fascinating conversations feel free to join my Facebook fan page or friend me directly. :)

14 comments:

Silver Parrot said...

These are just gorgeous. I totally understand your compulsion to keep making them!

Erin said...

The rings are gorgeous, Nancy! You go, girl! I love them all, especially that aqua pool one. You should keep making them! Make more, make more! There. You've been encouraged! ;)

Round Rabbit said...

Thank you both! Ok, I'll make more! (until my silver runs out... the price of silver is scary right now - yikes!)

Tam said...

BEAUTIFUL! they look amazing! I LOVE them both!

Juliette said...

Beautiful work!! Keep it up, you're doing a really lovely job! LOVE that top one. :)

Spirited Earth said...

these are amazing..
keep makin' em ..they get better and better with each new one.
can't decide which is my fav.
i know the feeling about wanting to only do that one thing that is exciting..and not the other duties.
i must get in the studio and make rattles..but i don't wanna..

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh I know about hoarding my own designs. I am hoping this little gallery exhibit will break me of that nasty habit. Do sell these rings! I want one. My right hand is so lonely looking right about now.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Pretty Things said...

So lovely -- I wish I knew more than the bare basics of metalsmithing!

Diana P. said...

Monsterslayer.com is a good place to get your silver. They tell you the going rate on their home page and they ship super fast. BTW, the rings are fab so keep going!

cookingwithgas said...

keep it up-they ar wonderful!
Sometime you just have to play it all out!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

all beautiful!

Gardanne said...

I love the first one too, I see it is already gone, please make more like that.

Tara P. said...

I loves the blues in both, but the first one is especially beautiful!

The Beading Gem said...

Love your rings! Keep going with them! Pearl