Saturday, January 12, 2008
223. Recycled Skull Ring
Cut, Soldered, & Bent 14K White & Yellow Gold Wedding Ring. Here's the process of converting a wedding ring into a skull ring:
The edges were cut off (1) and bent into two curves which were welded together into the "X" shaped ring. The interior band was cut into a series of segments(2), which were filed to add detail(3), then stacked(4) and soldered together. The resulting skull was sanded and chiseled into it's final shape. The eyes & nose were oxidized to darken them and the skull was soldered onto the ring base and polished.
A huge thanks to my friend Tere at My Precious Studio who allowed me to work in her studio and helped me with the process (and actually did the soldering and polishing for me!). Please check out her work it's really terrific.