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Red Encaustic Art Ring

My encaustic jewelry art rings have layers paper, silks, pigments, and found objects into layers of encaustic wax – hot beeswax with damar resin.

Art Ring by Annie Desantis
Encaustic Art Ring
by Annie Desantis

The ring bowl, is cut and hammered out of an old hot water cylinder and rivitted onto a stirling silver ring shank before layering in the encaustic and embellishments.

This glowing red, black and white Art ring has layers of silk, hand made papers, gold leaf and pigments layered into the wax.

Hammered off center is a silver nail.

Art Ring by Annie Desantis
Encaustic and Copper Art Ring
by Annie Desantis

The edges and the back of the ring has pigments and wax rubbed into the copper, with the natural patina of the copper shining through. The piece is protected with micro crystalline wax.

I would not recommend immersing these pieces in water, however if it gets wet, simply blot dry. Don’t leave my encaustic wax pieces in the sun, they probably won’t melt unless they are in a very hot place, such as a car, but they will soften.

Ring – Om Is Where The Heart Is

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”.

Art Ring by Annie Desantis - Om is where the heart is
“Om is where the heart is”
Art ring by Annie Desantis

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.

Art Ring by Annie Desantis
Art Ring “Om is where the heart is”
by Annie Desantis