Working With Surface Embellishment!

Last week I watched Susan Lenart’s “On the Surface” class and I simply couldn’t wait to create usLast week I watched Susan Lenart’s “On the Surface” class and I simply couldn’t wait to create using the techniques I learned! I decided to make a hollow-form prayer box ring because I LOVE rings! I began by texturing and cutting out two elongated heart shapes and added three bezels to the top. I soldered sterling silver 1.5mm quarter inch strip wire to the other heart shape and then soldered both sides of the heart together. Now for really the fun part…a length of berry wire was soldered to the left side and bottom center of the heart and silver spheres to the right side. Twisted wire was added around the inverted tear-drop bezel accompanied by other surface embellishments of scrolled wire, petite flowers cut from berry wire, and granulation. With the final soldering step of a wide adjustable ring band, this beauty was ready for a dip in liver of sulfur to darken the sterling silver and give it an old world finish. The cabochons (amber, coral, and cherry quartz) were set and Voila! A beautiful ring graces my finger! Love it!!!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on January 22, 2022.

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