Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In case of emergency...

I always dreamed of being a glassblower. Glass is magic, it has vibrant colors, transparency, is worked when it is glowing hot and it is a relatively cheap material; everything that gold and silver isn't. 
I never had the chance to learn glassblowing and now I'm quite content to work in metal. However I feel very happy to have taken the time to experiment with some lampwork and have practiced blowing tiny bubbles of colorful glass in my workshop.
The result being 'In case of emergency - break glass'; the name of the ring where an airy glass bubble embraces the setting of a sparkling diamond in a silver or gold ring. A poetic and humorous take on the classic solitaire ring.