i am back at the bench

at the beach
Originally uploaded by wildflowerdesigns

and participating in etsymetal's project runway jewelry challenge.

this week the challenge was to make something surf inspired.
i am not a surfer and immediately thought of the beaches at home.
this mammoth cocktail ring consists of a huge coral cabochon set in a handmade bezel.
it is accented with hand cut and filed beach grass and tiny fine silver grains of sand.
everything rests on a double band which also features a couple of fine silver grains of sand.

hopefully, i will be able to continue participating in the challenge.
it was nice to create something a little out of my comfort zone and to see how the other talented metalsmiths interpreted the challenge.

see some of their work here:


Kathryn Riechert
Sara Westermark

Cynthia Del Giudice

Nina Gibson designs
Beth Cyr


Experimetal said...

I love it!!!!
nice and chunkyliscious!
I sure hope you will keep playing every week!

NinaGibsonDesigns said...

I love the surf board against the grasses - great ring!