Today I thought I would share a new thing I’ve been having fun with! I’ve discovered how to make sterling silver stacking rings using 16g 1/2 hard sterling silver wire, and the wonderful new PMC Sterling.
PMC Sterling is the newest addition to the PMC family, and I’ve been itching to find out how it works. When fired, the piece shrinks by 15-20%, which means that pieces turn out even more tiny and detailed than I originally made them. I LOVE tiny and detailed. I’ve found that I like working with it very much, even though it tends to stick to my non-silicon tools more than the other PMC’s. But that’s easily remedied with a little Slik. There was also the tendency for my sanding tools to get gunked up, but I made slip out of it when I was finished sanding, so no waste!
These were my first EVER rings! I’ve never made them with wrapped wire, never made them with polymer (successfully). I do make rings out of straw wrappers when I’m waiting for food, does that count? These two little rings are from J M Barrie‘s Peter and Wendy (also known as Peter Pan), one of my favorite stories in the world. In fact, my graduation present was to Boston to see Peter Pan 360. It was AWESOME!!
The thimble is the kiss that Wendy gives Peter, and the acorn is the kiss Peter gives in return, which later saves her life.
There is a sea shell, a tiny sea anemone, and a cluster of barnacles (textured from real barnacles I picked up at the beach.)
That’s all for today!