This challenge piece is a spinner ring. Yes, I know I've made spinner rings before in the past but this one is different!! :D
When I've made them before I've used ready made RingCores for the outer channelled ring band, and then created my own unique inner rings. Here is a photo of some of them.
Don't get me wrong, I do think using RingCores is a great idea, but sometimes the sizes they are available in can be a bit restricting, and it doesn't leave any scope for design on the outer ring.
Now you know me, I do love my textures, so I decided it was time to start making the outer ring in silver clay as well. This ring is all made using Art Clay Silver, the main metal clay that I use.
I'm very excited with the result and will be making more of these very soon. Now I can have lovely textures on the sides of the ring and make the channelled ring band much more interesting. Also by making my own I've added a nice comfort fit to the ring with smooth rounded edges around the inside of the ring band. The inner band on this ring is set with 2mm lab sapphires.
I made a short video so you can see the ring 'in action'!!! It spins beautifully - in fact better than any of the ones I've made so far!
This is a new one day workshop I'll be teaching so if you want to make your very own unique ring let me know! :D