Monday, September 1, 2008

My Town... is a Town of Fine Metal

Here's a wax of my latest ring...

Its a wax I carved... I'll get it casted into silver this week. (For the model... which is then used for a mold and more castings.) I've been trying to make a house ring for a while. This is the sort of conundrum I run into when someone asks about how much time does something take. Its like... how much time it takes to finish something? How much time does it take for something to succeed? or how much time does it take to become a famous wealthy (I'd skip fame for wealth any day) jewelry designer? I like the house shape. It started in some drawings I did a couple of years ago. Last year I made these earrings....

(Which. I'd switch out the earwires were I to list them again.) A couple of months ago I carved one "house ring" which bombed. I never casted it into silver because... well... I liked the idea but it wasn't there. The "house" needed more company for a ring. I'm pretty satisfied with its latest incarnation.... more of a "Town Ring." After a couple of years of thought... earrings... one bombed wax drawings and numerous sketches... I still don't think is all that is because there was something in the first "house ring" that interests me so we'll see. But then... I'm the sort that does not edit out fragmented sentences... the thought... the process.... is always going on....

9 comments:

w said...

wow. that's pretty just as wax!

Kylie B said...

Oh wow amazing, Love it!

girlsavage/ Kate said...

I love the town ring in it's wax form! Can't wait to see it all it's silver glory!

La Alicia said...

very cool ring -- can't wait to see it completed.

missknits said...

wow those earrings are awesome! cant wait to see how the rings turn out!

Gallery Juana said...

I loved your self-portrait!
How long will something take is an ever-changing answer. I can't wait to see the rest of the process for this ring.

Suldog said...

Yeah, I'm with W. I like the wax, too. That would make an excellent Jade carving.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

That is going to be a really cool looking ring once its done & I love those earrings! Always love to see your work :)

Joie said...

Does anyone know of a good metal castings company that can produce custom made metal parts at a reasonable price?