Here are last week’s rings, in the top row, I made them but didn’t photograph. And this weeks in the bottom row. I did a little volunteer gig teaching kids to work with iron wire. Afterward, I had some waiting around time. Another volunteer whipped out her watercolor sketchbook and I thought, ah ha! I can sketch in wire while I wait. Twelve doodle rings are the result.
The silver one is PMC Sheet — haven’t quite gotten that using up scraps thing out of my system. I wasn’t going to use the sheet for anything else, so I thought I’d see how thick it would have to be to make a workable ring.
I made a very long strip of scraps, at least two layers thick, probably 3 in some areas. I fired it flat, then hammered it up. It went around the mandrel 2-3 times. It’s quite strong and wearable.
I will probably hammer down the little sticking up bits to make it more wearable, but for now I’m enjoying how it makes it look so paper-scrappy.
I’m up to number 34, with more in progress on my bench. You know, it’s funny to go from almost never making rings to making them almost exclusively.
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