Thursday, 10 April 2008

Finished at last! Tree ring and felt design

I am pleased to report the completion of this piece!

Things I like about it: The holder for the felt. I like the way it looks. The felt slice was easy to insert, fits snugly and looks smart. The shape of the rings. That it is the first thing I’ve made that really was inspired by a photo.

Things I would change: The rings should be thicker. The flattening of the square wire was necessary to disguise mishaps. It would have been good to retain the square shape.

This is the clasp I made. The chain is purchased, and I suspect it is too delicate. I'm pleased with the rings made with square wire.

Side view!

The inspirational photo

And the design drawing

Finally, here’s a list of the previous posts about this design:
Design phase: 1 2 3 4
Building phase: 5 6 7 8


Robyn said...

Ooh, wow, VERY pretty! I especially love the center surrounded by the silver. The chain at the top looks delicate and beautiful.

breezily said...

Thank you so much!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I love that piece! So inspiring!