Friday, February 4, 2011

Forwarding Address

If you have been following this blog, (a long time ago!)
I wanted to let you know that I have moved to:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ring A Day #7

Well, I am way behind on blogging my Ringadays. Here is #7 and today I am actually on Ring #270, so I have some catching up to do, or maybe I'll just move ahead and not catch up. Although it is nice to go back and look at the ones I've completely forgotten about.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ring a Day #6 -- Angel Hair Pasta

Angel hair pasta, cooked and curled and then of course torched. The hardest part of making this ring is while I'm curling it into a ring shape, I have to keep my dogs from trying to eat them.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ring a Day #5 -- Rice Noodle

And then you start getting into the food ring category. This was only ring 5, but already I was looking around my house to see what could fit around my finger. Noodles wrap well and then they dry up. Good option. So I cooked up a couple of flat, wide rice noodles. You always think it should be easy, but it took me about 3 or 4 tries before it actually did what I wanted it to do without tearing. Of course, it didn't dry fast enough for me, so I thought I would help it along with my torch. Of course, I have to take it to the limit, so I didn't just dry it out slowly, I started giving it a pretty good amount of flame and it started turning black and bubbling up. I liked it!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Ring a Day #4 -- Chapstick

This one is the cardboard from a box of Chapstick, folded and rolled into a ring shape, then wrapped with brass wire, with a coral bead wired in. Then I burn the cardboard, not completely, but just enough to singe it.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ring a Day #3

This ring was based off of the first ring that I made out of paper only this one is made from 3 pieces of copper cut into circles, rolled and textured in the mill, hammered, drilled and wired together with brass wire.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ring a Day #2

I took this art class that teaches how to teach art to kids and the last project was scratch art. You use oil pastels. You start with bright colors colored on a piece of paper then you cover the colors with a black oil pastel, then scratch through a design. I've become somewhat obsessed with it and thought I'd try it on metal with enamel. Bright colors fired underneath, then black on top, scratched through and fired again!