The triangle focal piece on this neckpiece is a piece of brass found during one of my rummages through a bin at my local scrap yard.
Hammered and pierced, the focal piece is wrapped in pure silver wire threaded with tiny recycled glass beads.
These tiny beads are made from ground recycled glass in Africa. A fabulous use of waste glass, but also these tiny treasures are their livelihood.
A tiny disk of hammered, patina’d hot water cylinder dangles off the bottom, and the piece is attached to a hand beaten chain made from recycled copper and brass with hammered blobs of solder.
This is another in my series “I used to be a hot water cylinder”. The ring bowls are hammered into bowl shapes after cutting circles from old hot water cylinders.
This black and white piece is layered papers and pigments with encaustic wax, then a small red copper circle is riveted in the centre and attached to the sterling silver ring band.
The back is natural copper patina, that has been protected with micro crystalline wax.
My Art Rings are riveted onto sterling silver bands. The bowl toppers are part or my series “I used to be a hot water cylinder”.
Circles are cut out of old hot water cylinders, then hammered (and HAMMERED!!) into a bowl shape. Some are riveted on before decorating, some are riveted towards the end of the embellishment process.
“Om is where the heart is” has text layered under low fired enamel and pigments, then pure silver wire was wound and riveted to attach it to the band.
The underside of the bowl is pigmented black and waxed with the natural copper patina showing through.
The size is average for a woman, I wear these on my middle finger as they are quite heavy so need to be firm to keep the ring stable.
I’ll post the exact size shortly.