Monday, May 7, 2012

A Project I'm Working On.....

 






 
I've been asked to design 12 napkin rings for my friend's
china & hock glass crystal, each to be just a little different
reflecting the different colors in the hock glasses.

This is the prototype.
I've looked at it for a long time.

A Silver-Plated Filigreed Napkin Ring, all the same,
which will allow me to wire the semi-precious stones & pearls
on without having any ugliness on the inside.
A tedious task, but it can be done.

This one is featuring the blues without being gaudy, and allowing
me to make the rings very similar, with only the slight color variation
of each one.  If you look carefully you can see the tiny blue beads...
these are Murano glass beads brought home with me from Venice.

They wanted a feeling of the sea as they live in California,
so instead of shells I've used Crystal Quartz Rounds, when wired
in they take on the rounded curves of seashells, I think, and just so much
more elegant.

Remember, this is completely unfinished, just the beginning
of the design.  Originally, I had thought to jewel the rings all the
way around, now I think not.
Once the napkins are inserted the rings will sit on the silver &
be embellished about 2/3 around.
Remember, every one will vary.

And, of course, there will be  Host & Hostess rings.


Designers, Artists, Friends, Hostesses
PLEASE CRITIQUE

xx's



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