A ring or two

| Throwback Thursday

You know how sometimes you’re looking for one thing and find something else instead?  l was looking for some old craft show pictures when I stumbled upon photos of some rings I made a few years ago.  Yup, at some point, I tried my hand at making rings.

It all started with a big bag of old beads that I had bought at the Puces de St. Ouen (big antique market) in Paris. I had bought the bag without looking closely at all the contents because I had seen a few choice beads that I knew I wanted.  I was then  surprised when I got home to find a number of old cabochon beads.  At that time, I hadn’t really had much experience working with cabochons, in fact, I had gone out of my way to avoid them.  Most of the ones I got still had the metal bar, rusting and corroded, running through the hole which were impossible to take off.  These I had to discard.

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Then it occurred to me that maybe I could try making rings with some of them.  Now, at this point, I did not have any experience making any rings at all. I figured, how hard could it be. Well friends, making a ring presents its own special challenges. I easily lost three to four cabochons before finally coming up with two I was happy with it.

Here is the first one in tones of green…

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I was quite proud of  this one as I used two cabochons to come up with this flower design.

Then I also made this more ambitious ring which is being tried on by the lady who did buy it in the end.

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I’m happy to report that both rings sold right away and I barely had time to take a few photos of them before they were off to their new homes.  One of these days, I might try making another one just to see if I still can!

 

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