Thursday, July 29, 2010

Amanda's ring . . .

Amanda loves Lapis Lazuli - her grandmother used to own and wear a lot of it and after her passing, the jewelry got distributed and Amanda has none of it. So she's asked me to make a few pieces for her to remind her of her granny.

I've had the stone for a while and just hadn't been inspired by a nice design. I could always set it simply and plain but I wanted to make something special and 'granny-like'. The last piece I made for her was a Lapis necklace with scalloped bezel and scalloped edges and a heart cut out on the back.

This needed to be sweet but not saccarine, granny but modern and I think I hit the right balance. The doubled ring shank gives this a curly, girly feel offsetting the cupped flowers on the other side and, of course, all metal. I really need to do more bezel-setting as this was challenging, took some planning and thought and was all day engrossing and enjoyable at once.

Love this. Hearts to Amanda.

5 comments:

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

It turned out beautifully.

Jill said...

I just love your style Lynn. BTW, the previous photos is great!

Two Dog Pond said...

Wow. You are truly amazing. (I am bowing)

silver.work said...

You are crazy.

sassyglassdesigns said...

Now this is yummy...love it.