Happy to announce that the new rings I have been working on are cast and ready to find new homes. The sizes range from 5-9 so they fit all types and sizes of phalanges. They are cast in sterling silver and hand carved by moi. Eventually they will also be available in gold vermeil for all of you gold lovers. Coming soon, along with TONS of other new items, to vervejewelry.com!
I have been wanting to make some pretty little rings for some time now, so I got into my studio and started working on a new ring line. I wanted a delicate and feminine feel to them, with a vintage flare. I am pretty happy with the outcome and am particularly in love with little, “Daisy Chain” (named after the daisy chains I used to make with flowers when I was a kid. ) This little guy is perfect for stacking. I think it looks especially cool stacked with one in silver and one in gold vermeil. They will come in sizes 6-8 and in sterling and gold vermeil ( gold plated sterling). COMING TO THE WEBSITE SOON!! Message me if you would like to order one in the meantime and I can get one shipped out to you.
I just received my first batch of rings back from the caster and I am VERY excited indeed! They turned out even cooler than I anticipated and I am very excited to get my ring line up and running. Here are some pics of the newbies. Right now they are cast in sterling, but they will soon be lusciously adorned in gold plating. I vacillated on wether I wanted to keep these guys in silver or if they should be gilded… gold won. But eventually there will be 3 options: silver, gold plated and brass. The brass will be a more affordable option. That way you can get the big and chunky without having to dig deep into your wallets.
I have also been working on a line of flower rings. My goal is to have 2 ring lines in the next few months. The flower and the free form rings that you see above. I took some pics of the process in my studio. Its cool to see the transformation from start to finish. Below are some of those photos of the rings while still in wax form.
It’s not a secret. I am obsessed with rings. Big, chunky cocktail rings, dainty and feminine antique engagement rings, gold bands, silver bands, vintage, new… I love them. They are my favorite of all jewelry pieces.(Don’t tell the bracelets please!) Maybe it’s because of my DISLIKE of my hands. Yup, I have been blessed with my Mom’s side of the family’s “hands”. This is not a good thing. I grew up listening to my Mom and her sisters talking about the ugly “Casey Hands”. Unfortunately, these “Casey Hands” did not skip a generation. This inherited family trait, plus the fact that making jewelry wreaks havoc on my hands, makes my hands not my favorite attribute.So in spite of this, or perhaps because of this, I have developed a love of rings to help conceal my not so blessed phalanges. Thank you,Mom.
I have been wanting to make rings for a long, long time. Alas… the time has come. Yesterday I sent to cast my first ring! Pictures to follow in my next post. I have been taking classes with the lovely and talented, Steven Hanna. In class I am learning how to do the LOST WAX TECHNIQUE, also called cire-perdue. This is a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model. Once the mold is made, the wax model is melted and drained away, hence the name, Lost Wax. Soon enough I will be making tons and tons of rings! Plus a lot of other fun things! Once I get a better hang of it I will introduce Verve’s new line, “Lost and Found.” This line will feature all my pieces utilizing the Lost wax process. Pretty excited.