After finishing up one week at Jewelry Studies International, my head is spinning with ideas. On the fourth day, we finished up the flared ring and started another. Although I originally sized my outer ring so that it was free to spin, I decided that I really didn't like it (perhaps it moved too much). So I stretched the flared band out enough to tighten against the outer ring and lock it into place, which was the original design anyway (did you know that spinner rings are patented?). The protected part of the flared band has a deep black patina, while the edge, outer ring, and inside all have a bright, burnished polish.
|flared capture ring and band with fused jump rings and granulations|
The final project of the rings class was a complex fused jump ring and granulation project, which required more finesse than I yet have to get the rings all perfectly shaped and spaced.
|file silver clay bird fused to Argentium ring shank|