August 5, 2010

Ring Lust

Ever since Nancy started making new rings, I have been lusting the ring! I bought this one from her and I love it! And now I have added a ton more to my favorites. I really do wish I could make my own rings. I think that would be a fun addition to my work but when I don't really do soldering and metalworking, that's kind of an impossible feat. Anyway, enjoy some of my favorites!
Oh, and Nancy, thanks for making rings COOL again!


15 comments:

  1. i.am.hurt.
    what do you mean you can't make rings??
    hello? lorelei and kerry show, i taught you how to make one with wire!!!
    you could totally make rings that rock and i don't want to hear another word about it.

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  2. Okay, I was trying to pick a favorite. Couldn't do it. They're all gorgeous!

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  3. Ooooh, nice selection of wonderfully awesome rings!

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  4. arrrrggghhhh!!
    why oh why did you post these photos..now i have ring lust too. it's contagious.
    how to choose from all these beautiful rings..

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  5. These are all awesome! Really fun rings, Love them!

    Yes, I think you could definitely make rings! You have made some wire rings in the past, you could explore that a little further and you could get blanks and experiment with your resin again, too!

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  6. Have you tried making metal clay rings? I make mine with PMC3 since I hate soldering etc. I learned from Kate McKinnon's book, "Sculptural Metal Clay." They are solid as a rock! You can see them here:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/49278595/fine-silver-ring

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  7. I have made rings with wire and also rivets. Not the easiest thing in the world. I agree. It would be so cool to know how to do and Nancy's are brilliant. I am all about a right hand ring. Haven't worn one in awhile. Need to look for a new one. I have one with a big ol' labradorite and a stick pearl on it that is my fave. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  8. I agree with everyone above, wirewrapped rings are not brain surgery (I have a bunch of tutorials on my Etsy site for them too) and you could do some very cute things with your resin...but the soldered type are a bit tricky...I took a class ages ago with the plan to set my ceramic in silver bezels and discovered that I didn't enjoy doing that kind of metalwork (at all!). Maybe things have changed now that I've had more practice at it but I doubt it! :)

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  9. Wow - gorgeous rings. But Lorelei, give it a try - I'd love to see what you come up with. regards Stefanie

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  10. If you get really nice blanks, the possibilities are endless.
    But whatever, I clicked on the ring you got and... I'd forgotten how completely unique and glorious round rabbit's creations are!!!! I have to clean all the drool out of my keyboard now.

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  11. Oh you always have the best collections and so inspiring!

    Melissa you and I should pair up. I love the metalsmithing part but hate the ceramic/kiln/firing part! I'm always looking for amazing pieces to set!

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  12. Nancy is killing me with those rings. I want one so badly, but can't afford it right now, darn it!

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  13. These are all gorgeous! The bird one is so cute!

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  14. You bought my ring! I saw that on her blog and almost cried, it was so beautiful! When I clicked over to Etsy, it was gone! Good for you - enjoy it! Totally jealous!

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  15. You should check out Endangered Creations on Etsy -- I just bought one of her lampwork set in silver ones -- to.die.for.

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