Monday, February 1, 2010

EtsyMetal Blog Carnival- Ring A Day favourites

This month's EtsyMetal Blog Carnival question asks about our ring a day project - "What is your favorite Ring A Day so far?" Of my own rings I've picked three.

Favourites from my own work
Day 3, Ring #3. Made of a peel-off facemask (cucumber) and ink.

6/365 peel-off-facemask and 18 garnets
Another ring made of peel-off-facemask, this one encrusted with garnets. Like growths or barnacles.

Another favourite of my own was made of sterling silver and chocolate ice cream. I've been (half)joking about making an ice cream ring from my Floating saucer series for years.

Most of my daily rings were a little experiments, made from recycled materials, beauty products and bits of found objects from around the house. The month of January was about impractical fun things, ideas I've had in the back of my mind.

Favourites from EtsyMetal
Below are a few of my favourites made by others in the group. Though I could quite easily post a dozen or so more. Visit the Ring a Day group on Flickr to see more.


Another lovely ring from daniellemillerjewelry, Sterling silver, plastic balloon value, balloon

daniellemillerjewelry, Ice on vine.

mikeandmaryjewelry. Love a ring on fire.

Laurie Brown
peanut box ring. Took 9 hours to make and 9 casting tries. Well worth the effort I think! I would gladly eat peanuts from this on a daily basis.

Visit the blogs below to read more favourites from EstyMetal members.
Alisa Miller
Colleen Baran (me)
Danielle Miller
Stacey Hansen
Chris Parry
kerin rose
Sara Westermark
Victoria Takahashi
Su Trindle
Nina Dinoff
Maureen "Cosmo's Moon"
Thomasin Durgin
Beth Cyr
Caitlyn Davey/discomedusa
Catherine Chandler

Ring A Day- 24, 25, 26, skin toned rings

Ring a Day- 24/365. Cut and woven band aid. Simple but while it was being made the bandaid strips kept sticking to each and needing to be pried apart.

For days 24, 25 & 26 I continued the theme of skin-toned temporary rings using elastics, a band-aid and lace. A mix of various found and recycled materials.

Ring a Day- 25/365, sweet vintage lace.

Ring a Day- 26/365, elastic band and thread. As flesh toned as I could find about the house. I do, somewhere, have a stash of even fleshier ones. Mysteriously nowhere to be found but I'll be making more if they show up.