… what would you like written around your finger? 😉
I have always loved words and I am an admitted font addict. I have a font for every occasion! I am continuously amazed at how a font can carry almost as much weight as the actual text in a graphic setting.
When I first put words in silver, my head swirled with ideas. What, and how to write it – the possibilities were endless. Rings are my personal favorite. There is a significant amount of work involved in the creation of a custom ring. The graphic design (size matters) is crucial, the actual sizing of the ring (size matters here even more so!) – it all needs to be taken in consideration. I start at my computer where I work in Photoshop to create a template from which to work. From there, I go through a series of steps to convert that 2D image into a three dimensional form that I can use to sculpt the ring. Working with photopolymers and some japanese techniques. I sculpt each piece by hand. I do not do engraving, nor do I stamp a plain silver band. The procedures I use make deep impressions will not wear away. After polishing and workhardening, I use a liver of sulfur solution to create a patina that accentuates the words. The jewelry is then hallmarked .999fs (fine silver 99.9% pure) which tarnishes less than sterling silver due to its purity. Sterling silver is 92.5% silver.
I have had clients ask for some pretty cryptic pieces, secrets that only they and maybe a special someone know the meaning of…
Here are some of the other designs I have used on rings. JUST BREATHE has a been very popular!
I can also scan your (or someone you loves) handwriting to create a very personal piece of jewelry. Let me know your favorite quotes – What do you think would make a great piece of jewelry?