My handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces feature recycled glass beads, sterling silver, and gemstones. This venture was spawned by my love of changing necklaces with every outfit paired with my desire to be a change in the world. Enjoy!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The Evolution of a Ring
If there are two things I am passionate about - besides my family, food, and jewelry - they are flowers and creative people.
My all time favorite blossom is a parrot tulip; but I have never been able to find piece of parrot tulip jewelry that I liked. So I decided to commission a parrot tulip ring from my very talented friend Paxton Mobley. I picked up my ring yesterday and it has only left my finger while I was cooking and when I went to bed! I love it.
Here's the creative evolution...
I sent him this photograph.
We went back and forth with a few sketches. This is the one we settled on.
Then he worked his magic with wax and silver. And here is the final product...ta da!
It's exactly what I wanted. And that it was handmade by a fantastic artist makes it all the better.
Check out more of Paxton's work at his website. Click here.