This US size 8 contemporary ring is encrusted with sterling silver pebbles for a unique textured look. Modern lines with an edgy vibe, this uniquely textured ring is reminiscent of a pebbled seashore.
Organically fused in sterling silver, the Pebbled Shore contemporary ring celebrates spontaneous creation and the phenomenal beauty of simple pebbles. Hand forged and fused, this contemporary ring is a delightful mix of textures, reflecting light accented with a beautiful black patina.
This hollow form contemporary ring is a US size 8 with a tapered band and blackened patina measures approximately 1 inch across at the pebbles.
Note from the Artist
I made this contemporary ring entirely by hand. I’m fascinated with the textures created by combining fusing, granulation, and forging. Each piece on my workbench is special, but with Pebbled Shore I was inspired by the subtle beauties of natural textures that are often overlooked in our busy lives.
In today’s frenzied lifestyle, we’re often told to stop and “smell the roses”. As an artist, I think it’s easy to admire a rose- but finding the beauty in the rocky pebbled shore of a lake takes true contemplation. Each pebble casts it’s own shadow, a varied tapestry of light and dark along the shoreline. No two pebbles are the same, each separate stone has been tumbled into uniquity, showcasing a different journey.
Probably one of the most rewarding things to create is handmade texture- and the texture in Pebbled Shore is no exception. I always approach the creation of texture a bit like a mad scientist. The alchemy of fire, force, and metal is unpredictable and enthralling. Each hammer blow shapes the metal in a new direction. Each pass of a torch runs the risk of artistic implosion, where the metal could sink into a formless mass once more. The thrill of creation is echoed in the rush of artistic freedom with every moment, until the final texture is achieved.
I hope you enjoy Pebbled Shore.