Created out of solid sterling silver this rose ring is one of a kind and totally unique. This size 9 ring features a little flower surrounded by two leaves. The silver band is even imprinted with a real leaf texture. This ring is like a tiny work of wearable art.
Double Leaf Flower Ring - Size 9
♢ Solid sterling silver (100% recycled)
♢ The rose 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 little mold that I press the clay into to create the bloom. After the designs 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.
♢ The band was put through my rolling mill with a real leaf and the texture pressed into the metal. I finish the ring with traditional metalsmithing techniques to create the ring band and solder on the rose and leaves.
♢ I apply a dark patina to the recessed areas of each rose, and the earrings go into my tumbler with steel shot to harden and polish the surface. The high points are polished to a bright shine, creating a beautiful contrast. This contrast is what sterling silver is famous for.