Linda Spielman - Ring-A-Ding-Dome
Artist: Linda Spielman
Materials: sterling silver, copper, white topaz
Size: 8 3/4
Dimensions: 1 1/4" high by 1" wide (dome), band width is 1/8"
This STATEMENT RING is from a series I created using textured, domed metal, either copper or sterling. I then add various adornments and finished by oxidizing. Brooches, pendants and other rings were also part of these "domed" creations.
I love this ring because it is simple, elegant, with a little sparkle, and yet interesting to look at from different angles. And - the 1/8" thick band is quite comfortable to wear!
Before retiring from a career in financial services, I thought about making jewelry. I had pursued art and design early in college but followed a more traditional career path. Yet I had that lingering notion that something creative/artistic made sense for me. And I've done just that, for several years, at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago where I've met wonderful teachers and fellow metalsmiths.