Like a little window into an aurora borealis, this wild heart ring blends the feel of ancient history, with the sparkle and twinkle of an ever changing show of lights, like that of our skies. This is part of my ‘Wild At Heart’ series which represents the aspects of our untamed raw emotion that peek through when we are feeling vulnerable, deeply moved and sometimes messy. In the midst of madness, there is always a beam of light.
HOW IT WAS MADE:
I hand formed a ring base with a glittering Swarovski rivoli in the center of it and then allowed magic to happen. This elegant ring was created using a process called electro-forming. After I cure and seal the ring base it is hooked up to an electric circuit and submerged into a special bath that allows the current to flow, carrying with it molecules of copper that adhere themselves to the ring form. This process can take between 12-24 hours per ring. It is a long wait but well worth it. No two rings are ever alike and no results are completely predictable. (This is both fun and sometimes challenging for parts of my personality… haha.) When I feel the ring is solid and complete I go through many stages of removing excess metal, polishing the inner ring band, cleaning crevices, adding a patina and then sealing it. The interior of the ring is double sealed with clear jewelry lacquer and the outside of the ring is sealed with a museum grade micro-crystalline wax. This holds up quite well but over time, as all coatings do, it may wear and allow the natural glow of the metal to change and darken. I love the evolution of this which is why I do not seal the outer layers with lacquer, unless they are color treated.
Ring Size: 6.5