I thought that this piece was done a while ago. I was incorrect. I’ve written before about how rushing through a piece can lessen the structural integrity and design of the final result. What happened with this piece is similar and a little different. When I created this ring, I was hit with a wave of inspiration. I had been sitting with the stone for months. I made the ring in just two sittings. Although I’m still very happy with the final result of the design, it needed a few updates. The fit of the ring band was not ideal, and there was a few simple ways for me to secure the stone more strongly.
At the time when I made this ring, my head was in a very design oriented space. It was challenging for me at that time to conceptualize practical improvements to the piece. I was satisfied with the design, so I considered my job done. After some time passed, I was able to revisit this ring with a more critical eye, to make sure that the construction of the ring is strong enough to carry the design.
Artist- Sarah Orlik