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A Pair of Rings - Gerhild Duenker

Ring One:

My first item for the Idle Hands Challenge is a ring with a black glass stone. The model you can see on the picture of the hands of Susanna of Bavaria 1535. 

I created it in a very special kind of technique out of several parts: a ring circlet, a setting, a fixating bottom for the setting, a little twisted ring for decoration and a black faceted glass bead, looking like a black onyx.

The metal parts are all brass and I coated them with jewellery enamel to save them from tarnishing. The decorative parts for the two sides left and right to the black bead I cut off from a filigree brass ornament and bended them a bit.

Then I fixed the glass bead into the setting. The next step was to compose all parts in my very special kind of technique: seaming it up with very thin brass wire, as thin as human hair. 

Strictly speaking the ring was now ready to wear, but it seemed a bit boring to me. So I decided to add two tiny little sea pearl copies at each side.

The finished ring. Doesn't it really look like Susanna's one?

Ring Two:

My second item is a ring with a pink glass stone which really looks like a ruby gemstone. The model you can see on the picture of the hands of Susanna of Bavaria 1535.

I also created it in my special kind of technique out of the following parts: a ring circlet, a setting, a little moulded cap as a fixating bottom for the setting, two little ornaments for decoration and a pink faceted glass stone, looking like a precious gemstone.

I also coated the brass parts with jewellery enamel to save them form tarnishing. The decorative parts for the two sides left and right to the glass stone setting I bended a bit with my goldsmith pliers.

Then I fixated the glass stone into the setting. After this I composed all parts in my brass wire seaming technique. 

This ring also looked a bit boring to me and I decided to add two tiny little sea pearl copies, too. And here is the result.



 
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