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Topic: I think this is the best ring I've ever made..  (Read 11772 times)
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« on: December 13, 2009 07:40:19 AM »

I can finally show you the ring Iíve been working on little by little for weeks.

My school had an exposition and I was invited to display 4 pieces, sadly I couldnít make it there that night and due to the work for Christmas season I was only happy to display this one ring.

This is the pond:





Made entirely by hand.. the idea for this ring was to give a twist to the usual setting for a stone and for each part of the ring to relate to  the main idea. So much can be done with jewelry, when I think about it is just endless..it all starts with what you want to portrait and when I saw this stone (agate) the first thing I thought was the green waters on a pond.. with all the different greenish tones.

A pond it is  then!

TO give it a sort of water effect I made the base filled with holes and slightly bent, so they reflect through the stone looking like it was raining and drops are in the water, the little rings I tried to form a surface to do 2 things hold the stone in place and to be part of the pond like a water plant just floating around :



The band is one of the most architectonic things Iíve ever made, In this picture you can see how the leaf has hidden prongs where the stone is held.. the band also forms part of the pond theme, I filed in a way  where they would look like a 2  birdís heads and just the tip of the beaks hold the stone



(love how in this picture you can see the little frog just lying there on top of the 2 leafs )

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Iím so happy with this ring it means 12 hours of work ,lots of dedication and proving myself that when it comes to jewelry we can make anything we want



Thank you for reading  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy and hope you have wonderful holidays filled with happiness and peace!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009 07:51:37 AM »

This ring is incredibly gorgeous!  Love the colors in the stone, and the little rounds on top reminded me of ripples on the surface of a lake.  LOVE IT!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009 08:12:02 AM »

This is not just jewelry!  It is an art piece!! The attention to details shows your love and dedication to your craft...just gorgeous--and thanks for describing your thought process and how you went about making it...lots of work!  Just beautiful...you get bragging rights for sure!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009 08:17:52 AM »

That's intense. I adore it. You did an amazing job.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009 08:41:51 AM »

natiux your pieces are always amazing but this takes the cake. The detail and craftsmanship are beyond belief and it was truly inspired to put holes in the bottom of the base, it looks exactly as you described.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2009 08:52:10 AM »

Just beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2009 10:11:20 AM »

Holy moly! This is such an amazing feat of creativity and engineering.  I love how all the funtional parts are decorative, but in a way that isn't merely funtional, but artfully and thoughtfully rendered.  I think "Oh! The frog holds the stone" not "the setting has a frog on it."  This rocks and I'm hittin the button that says so.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2009 11:49:03 AM »

This ring is incredible! The detail, the concept, the execution... I am gobsmacked. How many times are we allowed to hit the ROCKS button? Whoever gets to wear this ring had better be worthy.

Natiux, you are amazingly talented!

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2009 02:35:29 PM »

 Shocked wow that is amazing.

great work!
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2009 03:02:33 PM »

This is an amazing piece of art!!  ONLY 12 HOURS??!!  WOW, just wow.
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