11 hours ago
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I got the idea from the book "500 Wedding Rings". These are also made through lost wax casting. In the book, the rings were made from additive process (adding wax). But I don't have the expensive equipment to do that, so I used my good old hands and a needle and made these through reductive process (carving out wax). My ring has my hubby's signature on it, and hubby's ring has my signature on it. Quite pleased with it :-))).
When I finally buy casting equipment, I would love to offer jewelry with things written in people's own handwriting, or making jewelry with finger prints...I feel this kind of jewelry will be close to people's hearts. Having jewelry with words written in your own handwriting, or in the handwriting of someone you love or admire, or wearing jewelry with finger prints of the ones you love...these things can have sentimental value for people...I know it does for me.
Of course, I can always etch these on copper and then roller print on silver (because I hate to etch away silver). Might try that too one of these days.