Sterling Silver Handcrafted

A cold join, metal, found object ring made in Susan Lenart Kazmir's class. I used many jewelry skills, lots of new ones, to construct this ring. I started with only a sheet of copper, iron wire, sterling wire, and four found metal objects (the metal for the band, the loop, the hand, and the bottom coin.) I had to anneal, cut, saw, patina, punch, rivet, and wire the rest. The metal loop just under the top lintel piece is loose and will spin all the way around the ring, under the lintel. It looked somewhat like a fertilizer spreader to me -- hence the name "Spreading Joy." The word "joy" is punched into the metal loop and the words "joy" and "gentleness" are punched into the metal just below the loop.