Sep 29, 2009

Ancient? Vintage? Modern?




Really had fun with rings today. Creating these big Polymer Clay rings made me think of old as well as modern. While something can't be called Ancient unless its hundreds of years old, and Vintage needs to be at least 30 years old, then these rings have at least an ancient and vintage flair about them.
I made some polymer clay resin cabochons, used some milifiori and some glass...

I have some of the commercial glue on re-sizable rings, but didn't like their look, so made re-sizable shanks with wire inserts. I know that in the photo it looks like just a ring being held in place with a clay strip, but the shanks actually have prongs that are embedded solidly within the clay. The rings are then baked and after cooling I apply further embellishment on the back, so the wire inserts aren't visible. One size fits all. 
What do you think?



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10 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

These are great Tina...everyone loves rings!!!

Cheers

2BeadOrNot2Bead said...

Tina,

These are GREAT! Do you use sterling or some other kind of wire?

Charline

Tina Holden said...

Although I have some 16 gauge silver I didn't think it was quite thick enough, so used a slightly thicker 14 gauge Silver plated copper. If the silver wears off, the copper will still match the ring...

OO said...

They look great! Reminds me of something Medieval meets Victorian which I here is back in style this Fall!

nanouapt said...

Wonderfull !!!
nath

Ms. Lahtidah said...

I love these! I want one. Or two. Or three!
Suz

Tina Holden said...

Suz, I'd be happy to make you one, two or three, lol.
I'll be putting these up on either Etsy or Artfire...as soon as I decide which one.

Miss Bristling said...

It is superb! Very successful!
Friendships
teresa

Lucys Baby said...

I love the rings,they do have an ancient flair. Would love to know how you made the shanks & what gauge
of wire did you used?

PS The beaded pieces are just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Anciennes et modernes à la fois.J'aime beaucoup ces bagues Tina!
Cordialement,
Rose

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