I found inspiration in a vintage 60’s Taxco Mexico silver ring.
It started as a large closed loop; was bent and hammered and then sized on a mandrel. Maybe not exactly in that order. To be fair, I needed a rolling mill to take the wire down thinner and wider. Brass is surprising fluid and very much “alike” to gold. It will acquire a patina and needs a lemon juice rinse or a tarnish cloth treatment once in a while.
This trial is done in 16 gauge steel. I think it’s awesome. I might make another in bronze. Gold bronze is exactly what Calder made some of his rings with though it looks like he preferred silver. It’s also very comfortable, but only if its a plus to your regular size. Continue reading “Wire Ring inspired by Alexander Calder”