Created out of 100% recycled sterling silver this rain drop ring is like water drop as it hits the surface of a lake, a moment captured and frozen in time. It is one of a kind, the cup shaped uniquely by water and gravity. The ring in the photos is a size 8.5.
INSPIRATION & SYMBOLISM
♢ The process of water casting for my "rain drop" collection is a very meaningful experience for me. As I create these water cast pieces they speak to my soul and I see God showing me something new through the literal process of refining. As I melt down the old to create something new I am reminded of a refreshing spring rain, bringing with it growth and new life.
♢ If your interested in learning more about my inspiration behind my entire water cast "rain drop" collection I have written a blog post about it on my website:
Delicate Raindrop Ring - Size 8.5 // One of a Kind
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The cup shape is water cast, and the process creates a unique natural form, full of texture. It is slightly oval in shape, perfect in its imperfectness.
♢ To start, I gather all my sterling silver I plan on using and melt it down to over 1700 ℉. When the silver is nice and liquid I carefully pour it into water. As the molten metal hits the surface it sizzles and freezes in place, capturing the moment when the silver is transformed. I love this because each cup is totally unique, outside of my control and I don’t know what kind of shape will emerge!
♢ I add a little balled up droplet to the center and solder it together on a thin and elegant band.
♢ The last step is to add a dark patina to the inside of the cup shape and polish the ring until the surface shines. This contrast between dark and light is what sterling silver is famous for!