Monday, April 28, 2008

NEW RINGS!

I've been wanting to make a series of simple, vine-inspired forged rings for years now. It all started when my husband, Ben and I collaborated on a few pieces...we called these pieces our "Porta Collection." I made scored and bent, hollow fabricated boat and leaf-shaped elements and he forged elegant vine-like tapers. I thought the combination of my graphic, geometric aesthetic with his more natural, organically influenced forms resulted in some stunning pieces!
"Porta Slide Bracelet" & "Porta Slide Ring"

Ben's "Cipolla"-alabaster & sterling silver vessel
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After all these years, I have finally set aside some time to make a few of these simple vine-like forged rings, inspired by my husband. I'm very happy with the results so far and am continuing to work on more variations. Currently I am test marketing them in my Etsy shop and I may be adding them to my wholesale line in 2009.

6 comments:

Karma by Morgan said...

wow your pieces are really beautiful! I love them all :)

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful work you do..stunning.

woolies said...

GASP what georgeous work!

Jane Gallagher / Hostler said...

beautiful!

Contrariwise said...

Simple is actually hard to do. Those designs are masterful. I especially love that last ring.

loriotndorr said...

beautiful and elegant simplicity...lovely rings!