Monday, July 26, 2010

My first ring! Hooray!

Yesterday I met a goal that I have had set for myself for what feels like many years now. I set one of my porcelain pieces in silver and made a ring. Yay! I'm kind of busting my buttons over this! I've wanted to do this for so long but have only recently been able to acquire many of the tools I needed. I've been pouring over books and watching countless videos on Youtube for ages and yesterday I finally just did it.

I think I held my breath the entire time.

It's far from perfect but not a bad first effort. And now I know what not to do (less solder, buy a really good set of files...) for the next time.

I celebrated by eating the biggest hot buffalo chicken sub smothered in blue cheese dressing I have ever seen... :)

22 comments:

bellajoya said...

Awesome, Nancy. I'ma lovin' rings right now... can't get enough. Keep 'em comin' I'd love to see more. :)

Norma's Clay said...

Bellísima. Beautiful! It looks awesome. Definetly go for more. :D

Lorelei said...

I am so excited for you!! this is fabulous!! these will be so popular. I am already salivating, and wondering how soon it will be til I can get one of my own! you rock!

Spirited Earth said...

congrats..this is beautiful,
takes your lovely beads to a whole different place..

Blaine M. Avery said...

Great ring!!!

Pretty Things said...

OH WOW! REALLY well done! My first attempt at soldering was a disaster, my second, moderately better. I don't have the tools at the moment to play around with it, but one day.

WELL DONE, HURRAH!

Gaea said...

OH! You lucky girl! That is beautiful! I'm dreaming of some silver working tools too! You already look like a pro!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Nancy! I know what you mean about doing the research and then finally getting yourself to do it. I think it looks fantastic!

SueBeads said...

It looks fantastic to me!

Dani said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!! I want one!!

mairedodd said...

nancy, this is gorgeous! i am of course a bit biased towards the ring that i have of yours - but the sterling is really beautifully crafted - and will set off your gorgeous glazes and patterns... these are sure to be a great seller for you.... i find ring making to be addicting, but mine aren't as meticulously created as yours...

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

AWESOME! You did a great job!

Kate said...

Awesome ring. Gorgeous. I would never suspect it was a first attempt!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh Nancy! That ring makes me weak in the knees. Make more! Make more!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Silver Parrot said...

I agree with Erin - the world needs more of these!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

it is beautiful! congrats on your accomplishment.

Mari said...

Wow!!!! awesome!!! congrats! excellent.

Mari said...

Wow!!!! awesome!!! congrats! excellent.

sasha and max said...

Fabulous - can't tell its your first one - really nice work, Nancy :)

Copper Diem said...

I love it! So simple and so pretty!

Jean said...

you rock the house with this! thanks for sharing this beautiful ring with us.

jean xox

Gardanne said...

I want one, now!!!!