Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Arsenic and Old Lace

Growing up, my Mom always loved to watch old movies. One of my favorites was always Arsenic and Old Lace with Cary Grant. When I finished this ring, the name Arsenic and Old Lace just popped into my head, and I've not been able to think of this ring by any other name since. So. There it is.

The filigree against the oxidized sterling just gives this ring a whole dark lace vibe. I love the contrast between the lacy beauty of the filigree and the darkness of silver and the garnet.

Making this ring was an absolute joy for me. Everything went perfectly. My solder flowed, my pieces stayed in place. I can honestly say this ring is my best workmanship metalsmithing wise to date.

Unfortunately the piece I made right after this one didn't work out quite as well. But we won't mention that now will we?

Arsenic and Old Lace is in the Etsy shop. She is a US size 8. I am already envisioning earrings, pendants and bracelets with this same pattern!

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