4.1.12

What's on My Workbench Wednesday

Earrings From Tarnished & True


Antarctica Statement Ring




I've joined in with some other artist bloggers in showing my work/progress in the studio every wednesday!  (It is the button on my sidebar that says WOMWW if you're interested in joining in too!)

I had a lot of fun making a bunch of dangly beaded earrings.  You may remember that MyBoy gifted me a new hammer...well I tried it out and look at all the fun texture I added to the metal teardrops!  I love texture (and hammers).

Maybe the piece I am most proud of to date is this big turquoise ring!  It took me forever to make it, and some serious trials, sweat, and blood...but isn't it fantastic?!?!  I love to push myself when I am designing, and this ring was definitely above and beyond my comfort level.  I must have soldered that bezel four times before I got it to sit solidly.  Working in metal certainly isn't forgiving, that's for sure, so I am just thrilled to have finished this piece (I am in love with the stone!).

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my work.  I leave you with a quote I was recently inspired by:

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
~Pablo Picasso

20 thoughts:

Katie said...

What lovely work! Those earrings are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Katie (138)

Mynnette said...

Oh, your jewelry is AMAZING!!! I LOVE turquoise and that ring is stunning! Fabulous! :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

WOYWW is addictive, be warned!!
I adore your jewellery but that ring is something else - turquoise is one of my favourite stones anyway, but I love all the colour variations in this one. Gorgeous - you are clever making that, so impressed :D
Happy New Year,
LLJ #33 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Ajax, glad you're here! Am also in love with that stone...gotta a thing about turquoise, no idea why. Well done,it's a fabulous piece. The texture on those earrings is really clever, your boy must be delighted that he's given you a gift from which you'll get so much!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

As a sculpture major many moons ago in art college I can relate to the whole soldering the bezel... the result is sooo worth it... I love the result and so glad to have found you....xx

Chandra said...

Love the ring! The stone is amazing. Enjoy your weekend :D

Open House LLC said...

Girl, you've got talent

Ajax said...

Thank you all for the great feedback! It means a lot to be able to share my work here, and hear what you all think.

Denni said...

oooooh you make lovely jewelry. That ring is amazing!

bohemiannie! art said...

the ring is INCREDIBLE!

Saturday Sequins said...

I love the ring. Wow, it's pretty. :)

I love the Picasso quote, too. It's one of those things I want to paint on my ceiling.

SooZeQue said...

Love that Ring! What a beautiful job you did on it. Turquoise as always been my favorite. I guess growing up in Santa Fe it grows on you quickly.

BlackPumpkin said...

Fabulous works! The turquoise ring is beautiful!

Terrie said...

visiting from AIB and love, love the jewelry. You're right, that ring is a stunner!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow, some ring, that is a statement and a gorgeous one at that, what a big chunk of love it is. xox Corrine

Michellem said...

WOW!! What a ring - sure to get you lots compliements!

Liberty said...

oh my goodness!!! It's *definitely* fantastic!

Mama Violet said...

It's gorgeous! Great work!

hellopalz said...

The ring is very pretty! love it, I also make jewelry but just the simple ones

cookievf said...

happy to find you today and enjoyed your post and photos! Congrats on completing such an amazing piece and for pushing through! (great quotation) - vicki xo

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