Monday, 26 October 2015

Floral Finger Ring...

Wire work finger rings are fun and elegant . And the design possibilities are endless. I made a triple coiled ring and secured it by making a twist and adding coils to the protruding ends. Pretty much like the one I had done to gift my mom with.


This time though I used 18 gauge jewelry wire in silver colour .They were slightly softer than I required..and so I used nylon pliers to harden them up a bit. I twisted the ends slightly different from the earlier copper ring because I has a specific idea on how to adorn it with the Cold porcelain elements..
So here is stage 1, done..!

There are many ways to add the cold porcelain elements..form the floral elements and leaves in advance and then add vines. I find that adding cured elements to uncured do not give the smooth finish that was wanted here.. I coiled Cold porcelain into vines in the same pattern as the wire . Formed three leaves, though they are not very visible, I always like to add details even if they are subtle.

 

 

I handformed the big flower first and positioned it over the knotted coil. Then there was only a tiny loop to cover, so I made a tiny bud to go over that space..
Since the flowers and vines are delicately formed, it was not long to air dry. So the next step was to give the colour....Recently, I had been experimenting with country style colours and tints on my Cold porcelain work..but for this, I wanted to replicate the lovely original porcelain look. So I kept the rose colours to a minimum...just the hint of a blush... Even the vines and leaves were just touched with a hint of green...
Finally gave a tiny line of gold to the edges...Delicate all the way through..

 

4 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! How you work with such tiny elements is beyond me. How'd you attach the flower to the wire?

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    1. Thanks Jo...I love to make delicate stuff ..I applied a tiny bit of white glue to the wire after making the surface a bit rough. Then added the flower which was yet to dry .

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  2. the flower looks really lovely - like an English rose

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    1. Thanks Divya..that was the effect I was going for. Glad it worked.

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