The 2021 A4 calendar features the work of 30 jewellery artists from around the world that have participated in the challenge. Some make jewellery as a hobby, others as their profession.
Each month there are two or three rings featured from different artists and different types of jewellery making are represented. For more info go to www.jewelleryschoolscotland.co.uk/ring-a-month-calendar-2021
This was for April 2020 - Make do & Mend. Using up bits of sterling silver wire and sheet. One ring is enamelled and the other is textures silver with a patina.
With some colours crackle enamel can resemble a night sky. So they make lovely shiny cabochons to set in a ring. .
Making small silver balls out of bits of wire is called granulation. Very fiddly - you stick one on, another falls off, so you have to have patience for this. And I added some blue enamel to highlight the silver.
This was for April 2019 - 4 enamel on copper rings mounted on silver bezels. Using millefiore, which you never know what is going to happen with them. Flowered enamel rings representing the subject Nature.
The other rings I made can be seen on my FB page, a Whitstable oyster shell, silver spinner rings, an enamel spinning ring etc... I have to admit I missed February, which is a shame as the theme was music.
This is again enamel on copper. Everyone was doing fairy tale rings, so to be different, I did an anagram - One cup on a time! Bit daft, but interesting to do to get the cup to stick on the clock-face! Also showing a Gien coffee cup.
Another enamel on copper. This is using raku to make oak leaves, although the raku doesn't show up so well in this. With some mushrooms and leaves from the garden! I had a great couple of days setting fire to stuff, to make some earrings, which was fun! They have turned out more raku-ish than this, you can see them on my fb page.