Silver Art Jewellery  
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ring earth gold silverLast December has been a busy month. Lost's of commissions and writing a paper for the Santa Fe Symposium took up most of my time.

But now it's January, the paper has been submitted and my studio is clean. What shall I do?

Sketching for a new collection?

Expand on current lines?

Write a blogpost?

You can see, the third option won today!

What I want to share with you this time, is a ring I made last month. It's a small Earth ring made with little golden elements.

When customers come to me with old gold to convert into new jewelry it can be a tricky job. Luckily this lady liked my earth ring and we decided on making a smaller version incorporating 14K gold from a ring she had kept out of remembrance.

 

ring earth gold silver - process

First I measured the ring so I could calculate how much material I could remove.

The second picture has the ring enlarged and shows the amount I needed for the little square elements.

ring earth gold silver

First sawing then making the little piece of gold thin with my rolling mill.

ring earth gold silver

Cutting the gold pieces and embedding in silver metal clay. The remains of the gold ring get soldered and finished.

After two hours in the kiln the focal element gets soldered onto the gold ring band.

Et voilá, a happy customer :-)

 

About La Leipsig

The jewellery which is sold under the brand name La Leipsig Jewels is based on Helga van Leipsig's observations of the nature in Limburg, a province in the south of The Netherlands.

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