Sunday, November 22, 2009

Silver Clay Rings -- Strap Band and Wire

I finally got around to working on the strap band ring I made in Kate McKinnon's workshop. The band is 10 cards thick, cut as a flat strap, fired then formed, inserted into a wet clay slab. I got that much completed in class, but the ring has been sitting on my worktable for a couple of weeks.

Yesterday, I cut a thin circle with my bird texture and attached it to the top. Then I domed an open ring (actually two, since I underestimated the needed size on the first) and set that over the texture. Two hours in the kiln, some finish work, and a quick layer of turquoise resin gave me this hefty ring.

I'm not much into rings usually, but this was so fun and easy, I might have to do a few more.

And I formed the heavy 12 gauge wire ring, with silver clay bird and flower added to the ends. Even easier!


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!!!!

  2. I'm glad that you like my ring techniques! I'm pleased to see your bird and thistle ring completed (or whichever flower you meant it to be.)

    Really very nice indeed. I am continuing to work on my own series of them, I have done a bird and a bath but not yet a bird and flower.


  3. Good timing! I've just been working on a silver wire ends ring too, in the Kate method! I've done a hummingbird and flower. Mine's more like a bypass ring? Great to see what you've done. The color of the resin.

  4. Would you sell the one with the bird? :)

  5. Um, they both have birds?