On Rings Part 2

The natural world in which we live presents more foliage than anything else to the eye. Only in the most hideous built environments or deserts, are leaves, flowers, tendrils, vines and all the glories of the vegetative world missing. With this in mind, it is surprising that foliage is almost entirely absent from rock art, only appearing as motifs, with rare exceptions, once “civilization” sets in.

For me these natural patterns are an endless source of refreshment. Here are some rings with foliage patterns, using different techniques.

Piercing and engraving:

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Ring: Silver & Iolite

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Ring: Silver & Iolite

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Ring: SIlver, Gold, Amethyst

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Ring: Silver, gold, sapphire

Some inlay

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Ring: Gold, silver, shakudo

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Ring: Silver, Topaz

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Ring: Silver, Topaz

Inlay and engraving

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Ring: Snowflake obsidian, silver, shakudo

Carved using burrs

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Ring: Silver, gold, peridot

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Ring: Star ruby, white gold

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Ring: Star ruby, white gold

Part 3 here.

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1 comment
  1. Cailin said:

    Beautiful rings Mike.

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