Ring-a-Day Weekly Round Up #3
R-A-D #201-202 7/26/2010 & 7/27/2010 “Brass Bands”
The rings that I made this week for Ring-a-Day were mostly metal. The two bands above were made for a young couple and fortunately they count for two days! They’re made of brass and the one on the right is hollow form.
On Wednesday and Thursday I tested a couple of ideas for simple bands, by making copper samples:
R-A-D #203 7/28/2010 “Copper Band”
R-A-D #204 7/29/2010 “Copper Leaf”
I applied a sepia filter to both photos just to make them a little bit more interesting.
On Friday I was running out of time and I decided to post again the White Pebble Ring that I made that day to fill an order. This is the same design as R-A-D #188. Although I have set this rule to myself not to post the same design twice, I had to break it at least once!
R-A-D #205 7/30/2010 “Another White Pebble Ring”
On Saturday, I incorporated a dried oregano bloom, which is actually a rare species that grows on the nearby mountains. It’s supposed to be red when it’s fresh. Now it has a pale purple color and a delicate structure, which I find very appealing.
R-A-D #206 7/31/2010 “Red Oregano Flower”
Today, apart from being Sunday, it’s too hot to do anything! This is a leftover piece of thread from the placemats that my mother sewed for me. I like the color a lot!
R-A-D #207 8/1/2010 “Leftover Thread”
Now I’m on ring #207 and number 365 doesn’t look so distant anymore! Since I joined the project on January 6th, I’m always five rings behind. I didn’t think of trying to catch up, not until recently. I had this idea on my mind that the project will end for me on January 5th. Lately, I ‘m thinking that I would like to finish together with the other participants that are still on it…. So maybe I’ll do some extra rings….or maybe not!
Time for this week’s favorites from the Ring-a-Day Flickr Pool.
So many wonderful rings are added each day and it’s getting hard to choose only a few!
A ring featuring Evelyn Markasky’s signature techniques of anticlastic forming and enameling.
An origami-inspired ring by Lesley Tinnaro.
This may be an old ring but the photo is new and gorgeous! A unique design by Colleen Baran.
This ring is part of a conceptually strong series by Thomasin Durgin, dealing with “american terror”. More info about this series on Tomi’s blog.
All rings, which are now over 12.000, can be found at Ring-a-Day Flickr Pool.
Also, a very exciting announcement: Ring-a-Day has been accepted as an exhibit for the next SNAG Conference, on May 2011! More details can be found here.
Thanks for reading!