a polyp ring

green polyp ring

I made a new ring by accident. Well, I made up the design as I went along… the murrina (the little glass cabochon) was the starting point, and at first I wanted to include it in a new pendant design, but halfway into the process I decided it would make a pretty ring. And while the result is not bad, it’s not quite perfect…

green polyp ring

You can’t really see it on the first two pictures, but the ring isn’t round -it’s a little lopsided. On the back, the oval base and the ring don’t fit perfectly (although they’re soldered and strongly connected) and there are some unaesthetic gaps. So I guess this one will have to stay in my own collection… 😉 And next time I work on rings of a similar design, I know how to fix it.

ring

When I’m working on a piece of jewelry, it’s the first realization of a design that I’m most attached to.  They’re the freaks, the poor little monsters and misfits, all cracked and gapped and limping, but they mean a lot to me! With the following realizations of the design, I correct the mistakes so they’re technically and aesthetically better and ready to go out into the big world and I love them too, but they don’t have the same appeal to me as their first-born siblings…

I wonder what would Mr Freud have to say about that, eh? :-p

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6 thoughts on “a polyp ring

  1. wauw, hij ziet er toch heel mooi uit! 🙂 en het is straf dat ik dit nu lees, want ik heb vandaag zelf zitten vloeken tijdens met het maken van een nieuwe ring,ik zit ook met een paar mankementjes … Maar zo zit een creatief proces in elkaar hé, als je een idee op papier vorm moet geven, dat is een uitdaging!

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  2. wauw, hij ziet er toch heel mooi uit! 🙂 en het is straf dat ik dit nu lees, want ik heb vandaag zelf zitten vloeken tijdens met het maken van een nieuwe ring,ik zit ook met een paar mankementjes … Maar zo zit een creatief proces in elkaar hé, als je een idee op papier vorm moet geven, dat is een uitdaging!

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  3. Hello! The ring looks so beautiful on your finger! You know its imperfections, because you are a professionalist, but we don't!:) It's only natural for an artist to endeavour to better his work! I'm not Freud, but I think that the first example of a model is the most precious one maybe, because it has its history and is emotionally closer to its creator!…

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  4. Hello! The ring looks so beautiful on your finger! You know its imperfections, because you are a professionalist, but we don't!:) It's only natural for an artist to endeavour to better his work! I'm not Freud, but I think that the first example of a model is the most precious one maybe, because it has its history and is emotionally closer to its creator!…

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