METAL, WIRE, CLAYS & RESINS
The winner of our Metal, Wire, Clays & Resins category is this DRAPED RING, submitted by Facet user Silver Sculptor, real name Joanne Simmons of Jersey City, NJ.
Joanne describes her DRAPED RING this way: "This draped ring was one of the first things I made using Precious Metal Clay. The texture and dimension of this ring is like draped soft fabric, each fold is crafted at different angles and it would be impossible to make two rings the same unless they were cast. I used square PMC+ Sheet which I draped around a fine silver ring shank."
Rings are a very tricky thing to make with PMC because of the percentage that the clay shrinks during firing, and different clays shrink at different rates! The "Folds" on this piece are just lovely, capturing the illusion of softness, like fabric, with the strength and inner glow of fine silver.
If you'd like to see more of Joanne's work, it can be found on Etsy at www.thesilversculptor.com/etsy. She also has a website exclusively dedicated to handprint jewelry made from PMC: www.handprintjewelry.com. We'll have a question-and-answer article with Joanne on this site next week, come back and check it out!