Custom sea glass ring a photo documentary of sorts

>> Saturday, July 30, 2011

First, the client asks me to view sea glass pieces in certain colors. In this case, aqua, olive green and shades of amber

She selects her color and we discuss how it will show up against the silver backing- will it be too dark? I think it looks lovely. She agrees.
The basic setting is made. We discuss optional embellishment.
But ultimately decide against it. Sometimes it looks perfect. This chunky piece of glass stands up on its own with no need for further decoration.
The ring is completed and polished to a high shine.


But we're going for an oxidized finish, so after applying some Liver of Sulphur and buffing it back, the end result is a bold and earthy looking ring.
Gratuitous glamour shots- because I love this ring so much I'm going to use it for my custom ring listing on Etsy!



6 comments:

Linda July 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing the creative process with us!

Happy Saturday!

Linda
beachside cottage

randomcreative July 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM  

Beautiful! Thanks for giving us some insight about this custom process.

De tout, de rien July 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM  

I'm so jealous of your talent! I make jewelry and I took a class that showed us different techniques, but it takes a lot of practice to get to your degree of perfection!

Linda August 1, 2011 at 6:31 PM  

Hi Tara - Wondering if it would be okay to repost this on my blog - credit you, your blog, your shop, etc.?

It's such a neat process!

And such a beachy/coastal craft ;o)

Best Wishes,

Linda
(following your blog, of course and have you on my blog roll and beachy keen shops page!)

Tara Beaulieu August 1, 2011 at 6:41 PM  

Of course, Linda! Thanks for asking. :)

Jill August 6, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

What a beautiful sea glass ring!!!

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