Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ring A Week

It's a new year, it's a whole new challenge. Fortunately, it's a only a Ring A Week, instead of a Ring A Day!! What a luxury.

Week 1 is 'The Little General.' A rectangular piece of copper drilled with different size holes, folded in 2 directions, opened up and soldered, then given a heat patina. Looks a bit like armor. See if you can guess which one it is!

Week 2 is 'Betelgeuse.' I started out with a series of copper bands with various holes drilled into them and inserted a tube setting in to one. Then I enameled it black, like the night sky, and set a faceted garnet into the tube, representing Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion.

Week 3 is 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers.' Fold formed and forged copper with some domes repoussed out to make room for pods from space that plan to take over the world. I think that maybe I watched too many horror movies as a child.

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