Saturday, January 08, 2011

RAW 1 (Ring A Week) ECLECTIC



This is my first ring for the RAW Challenge.  I made it from stuff lying on my workbench  that had gone unused or else i had goofed up on and not used.  I'm calling it "eclectic", to go along with the "Inchie Monday" week 1 prompt.
The bird is a bronze one i made, but I had drilled the bead hole crooked , so it just sat on my work table..seemed perfect to mount a flower coming out of his neck.   I straightened out leftover sterling wire and threaded it with a red swarovski crystal, an orange (not yellow!) vintage flower bead and sterling crimps and ball bead. I strung this through the bird. I attached this conglomeration to a silver plated spoon end I had already hammered into a ring shape.  The spoon ring was too small to fit any digit, so i opened it up a bit and drilled a hole through it. Then I took another piece of sterling wire and made a rivet head that i put through the bottom of the ring and though the bird....i touched a ball end onto this, and then curled the wire.  Because it was too wiggly, I added more curled wire to tighten up.  Still it was too loose, so i just super glued it in place.  Pretty sloppy craftsmanship!  If you tried to wear the ring, I doubt it would stay on your finger..... LOL....  not very practical - but then the challenge says the rings don't have to be useful - just rings!
Ring took about 15 minutes to put together,,,except i had to do it twice because the first time i ball torched the wire ends I MELTED the flower (I thought it was glass!).....so I had to get a new flower and start all over again.....


5 comments:

kathy mc said...

Awesome Connie!

Sherry Goodloe said...

That ring is really cool Connie!

Kris said...

Well you might not be able to wear it but it looks perfect upon that wood hand. Very Cool Connie!

jackie said...

I love all of the elements and how you eclectically put them altogether! You are amazing!

Sue said...

I love the combinations. I'm not sure, but ask anyone who knows me...I would probably tr to wear it. Very cool!