I thought you would be interested in a special order ring I designed for an orchid loving friend. The hardest part of this ring was the making of the tiny orchid that was put on to the ring. I ended up rolling flat the Art Clay about 3 cards thick and cutting out the basic shape of the petals and while it was still wet I formed the petals into a nice shape. After it was dry I put the "nose" onto the front with 2 card thick clay cut out. I used a tooth pick rolled onto the ends of the petals to make them flare. Here are some photos of the ring construction:
Hi, happy summer!
I have just returned from a 5 day class up in Georgia with Master enamelist Ricky Frank. I am all excited to start new colorful creations with the metal clay. Photos will soon follow. I haven't blogged for a very long time as I broke my wrist in three places and that really placed a crimp in my creativity. I now have use of my right hand so I can get back into the studio and make things again.
Stay tuned for photos and videos of new work.