I haven’t made any rings for a while, so I really enjoyed working on these silver stacking rings. They are a set of three, made from 2mm silver round wire, and each given a distinctive surface texture with different hammers.
They were inspired by the different textures of stones, rocks and plants to be found on the moors – things like worn pebbles, old bracken, rushes, and the bark of pine trees. One of the rings features a heart motif, and this is based on the leaves of the hart’s tongue fern.
Once finished, the rings were oxidised, a process which turns the surface of the metal a dark slate grey colour. Once polished, the silver shine returns to the raised areas, but the oxidisation remains in the hammer marks. This really emphasises the different textures, and gives the finished pieces a lovely vintage patina.
This set is a UK size L, but I make all my rings to order, to ensure a good fit. You can find more details over on my online shop.