news from the workshop: silver birch ring

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I posted last week about my new piece of workshop equipment – a device that enables me to accurately size rings.

Well, here is the first of my new silver ring designs, and I have to say that I’m thrilled with the way it’s turned out. I made a plain silver band from 3mm round wire, then bit into the outer surface with the edge of a file. The resulting texture makes the ring look very like much like a thin section cut through the trunk of a slender tree, especially once it has been oxidised and polished.

It was inspired by the distinctive pale trunks of silver birch trees in winter.

The design is now available in my online shop. I’ll make each one to order, which means every ring will be unique, with a slightly different pattern of marks. It also means that, unusually, I get to keep a piece of my jewellery. I made this particular ring to fit my own finger, and I’ll be wearing it regularly.


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