January 20, 2011

The Dragonfly and the Lily Pad Silver Ring

Have you heard about the "one ring a day" challenge? Artists are challenged to create one unique ring every day. Can you imagine the pressure on the 100th day? Some of the creations are simple like a rubber band, twist tie from a loaf of bread, pop top, etc. Some of the creations are just pure genius.

One of my favorite examples is Dan Bentley, who is making his fiance a new engagement ring every day - how romantic is that???  I love this guy!

I really don't do alot of rings, so just creating one ring would be an achievement.  So, here goes...
This ring is huge, measuring four inches in diameter with a large brass dragon fly soldered onto the top.  If you haven't guessed the lily pad was made from a vintage silver tomato server.

A repurposed vintage tomato server is now a fabulously huge ring.  I am not up to the challenge of the one ring a day, but I think this one suits me perfectly.  What do you think?

We received 6 inches of snow yesterday that is quickly melting in the bright sunshine today.  The birds are at the feeder enjoying an easy meal.  Considering how difficult the life of a bird is with predators and pesticides, feeding them seems like the best thing to do in the cold days of Winter.

I have been busy at the bench getting ready for an upcoming show the first weekend in February called Cupid's Gems.  This will be my fourth year participating in this show, another reminder of how quickly time passes.

Hope all is well with you.

Blessings - Julie


Jester said...

What a beautiful ring!!

Alice said...

What an amazing ring! I have not had the courage (nor the time) to delve into rings, but one of these days I'll give it a try.

Best of luck at your February show!

stregata said...

Wonderful idea!

Pretty Things said...

WOW! What imagination!

Mostly Turquoise said...

This ring looks fantastic!!
grtz, Regina

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Not only is this romantic, it's GORGEOUS! Love it, Julie!


Sheila :-)