Michelle Zeidman - Under the Surface

Artist: Michelle Zeidman 
Materials: sterling silver, enamel, copper
Size: adjustable 6.5+
Dimensions: ring face: 38 mm high x 30 mm wide x 4 mm tall (not including band), band width 5 mm

Artist Statement:
What lies beneath the surface? This ring evokes the grid of a stormwater grate and provides a glimpse of what lies hidden beneath our cities. It serves as a reminder that goes down the drain often makes its way into the Puget Sound potentially bringing harm to the wildlife and people that call its waters home. The calm blues and bright lime speak to the interplay between clean water and man-made substances.

Made of copper and enamel, this ring’s champleve centerpiece is tab-set in sterling silver with an adjustable size band. The copper is blackened with patina and the enamel has been sanded by hand to a matte finish. The sterling silver setting is satin-finished for a matte appearance. Made on rainy days in Seattle.

Artist Bio:
Michelle Zeidman is an artist, avid traveler, and silversmith. Born in California and based in Seattle, Washington, she creates art inspired by nature and all that is wild and free. Michelle discovered the joy of enamel jewelry in the summer of 2017 and has been taking silversmithing and enameling classes ever since. She also teaches basic enameling and offers enamel mentored study at Danaca Design in Seattle.

Each piece of Michelle's jewelry is handcrafted with love and attention to detail. When she's not playing in the jewelry studio, Michelle can be found drawing line art animals, creating watercolor paintings of wildlife with native plants, hiking in the mountains, and SUPing on Washington's waterways. Follow Michelle on Instagram @michelle.zeidman and see more of her art and creations at www.ModernNatureArt.etsy.com

This ring is part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2021, an online exhibition and competition. Shop the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.