I’ve spent a few hours this morning trying to write a new Etsy ad. It’s difficult enough on an iPad but add on the Etsy long tail keyword challenge and the going is tougher than ever. I’ve pared my regular Etsy ad style description down to almost nothing with bullets and a few sentences. Here’s the copied segment:
– Made from a vintage silverplate dinner fork
– Three tines tall (about 3/4”)
– Polished finish
A fun and bold statement ring
Heavy silver-plated pieces will last another lifetime
Vintage cutlery has shape and size variations along with age induced patina, it all adds to the uniqueness of these pieces. Large size rings will have a wider solid edge than small sizes.
The verdict is out on how well I get this one located in Etsy search! Here goes and here’s a view of my Three Tine Fork Ring
Gold speckled Lapis Stone set in a custom made silver bezel for this tiny stacking ring. I ground this triangle shape cabochon from a random piece of Lapis chip bead. The best thing about this operation was how easy the grinding was accomplished. I should add how very much I’ve enjoyed stacking it with my Opal rounds.
Hammered asymmetric amorphic shape jewelry
14 gauge gold brass wire ring.
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”
Three Sterling Silver Rings with hammered bands and bezel set 5mm Moonstones
Continue reading “Stacking Silver Moonstone Rings”