Handmade out of solid sterling silver, this pretty little berry ring is perfect for wearing on it's own or for stacking.
Finding my inspiration in the garden I love creating tiny little treasures that reflect the beauty all around us in the natural world.
This ring is ready to ship in size 8, please contact me for multiples or different sizes.
The berry has a diameter of .8 cm and sits .3 cm high.
Each peice of my jewellery is carefully hand packed by me personally before I ship it out. I use thin cardboard jewellery boxes for most of my work and make them pretty enough for gift giving. I always include artist information.
- Melissa Pedersen
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The berry was created in Metal Clay, which is made up of tiny, recycled sterling silver metal particles mixed with and organic clay like binder. It can be sculpted, molded, and formed however I want. For this design I have a tiny mold that I use to create the perfect berry shape. After the design dries 100% into my kiln it goes for a two-part firing process. The clay reaches 1500℉ for about an hour and the organic binder burns completely away leaving a solid sterling silver mini sculpture in its place. It feels, looks, and acts just like regular sterling silver (because now it is!)
♢ The delicate silver band for this ring is a size 8 (feel free to message me if that is not your size) and features a delicate vertical line texture that gives just a hint of sparkle.
♢ I apply a dark patina to the recessed areas of the berry. The high points are polished to a bright shine, creating a beautiful contrast. This contrast or dark and light is what sterling silver is famous for!
♢ The process of creating is slow and intentional, I use traditional metalsmithing tools and processes alongside modern ones to create all my pieces by hand. My heart goes into every single piece I design.
♢ I love gardening -- it is my biggest source of inspiration. I am drawn into all the little details and symbolism literally blooming all around me. As a metalsmith and jewellery designer I am fascinated with capturing the moment and transforming it into sterling silver. Jewellery is lasting, it does not fade like a flower and becomes a tiny little treasure box full of memories.
♢ Seeds and seed pods are a prominent element in my designs. The seed represents hope, perseverance, and potential. It is a symbol of encouragement.
♢ The ring in the photos is a size 8 and the berry has a diameter of .8 cm and sits .3 cm high. The last photo on the models hand shows what it would like stacked with one of my water cast rings (find that ring here!)
♢ If you love this ring but would like it a different size that's not a problem! Send me message and I can create a custom one for you.
♢ The jewellery in the photos is the exact jewellery you will receive, it is one of a kind!
♢ Giving as a gift? I personally pack all my jewellery in pretty, cardboard jewellery boxes, wrapped with ribbon and tissue paper, nice enough to give as a gift. I always include artist info so the recipient knows the item is handmade from the heart.
♢ If you’re shipping directly to the recipient let me know, I won’t include a receipt. If you would like to include a handwritten gift note, send me a message with what you would like to say, and I will be happy to include one for free.
♢Take a look around my shop for coordinating pieces. To veiw the matching stud earrings click here.
♢ This item is all ready made and ready to ship, I will get it in the mail within 1-3 business days.
♢ I securely package all my jewellery in thin cardboard jewellery boxes, placed inside of a padded envelope or larger box for shipping.
♢ Includes tracking and insurance.