Saturday, June 27, 2009

This Week's Project: Swarovski Sculpture Ring

This week's project is one that I have been wanting to try for quite a while which is why I selected the padparadscha swarovski button from Rings & Things that I mentioned in Thursday's post.

This ring was inspired by Lillian Chen's design style. She creates gorgeous "sculptured" pieces out of various swarovski crystal elements.

I actually had a different plan for building this design, but I couldn't make it work as it did in my head, so back to the drawing board. I recently pulled a bunch of swarovski crystals together from my collection which were scattered in various places. I was surprised I had some of these, they are so cool!

I used two green swarovski crystal butterflies, a swarovski clear ab margarita sew-on and a clear crystal headpin attached to a gold toned ring base. I cut the 3 loops off the ring and using the satin beadalon wire I selected from R&T's catalog, wired the butterflies on and knotted them quite a few times before trimming the ends.

I LOVE IT!! Thanks Rings&Things for this opportunity to create!!

19 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh! This is beautiful!! Will you show me how sometime, please?

See you tomorrow morning!

WireMySoul said...

Stunning!!! I echo Nancy! Please show us how you did this sometime.

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Oh, Lisa, that is absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Beautiful ring...it looks so elegant yet dramatic at the same time!

Cheers

Beadwright said...

Thanks to Rings n Things and you for sharing this great project.

Nicole/Beadwright
http://beadwright.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Now that I've seen this creation in person ... WOW!!!!

JustATish said...

Kickin!!!!

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous ring!!!

Thanks for your sweet comments!
xo Laura

Jean said...

this is SO stunning! great work!!!
jean!

The Lone Beader said...

I LOVE swarovski crystals!! :) Also, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I am honoured that you would like to feature my work!! And, yes, Rudy is one of my favs. I am working on another little Rudy pin for my Etsy shop right now! :D

The Beading Gem said...

Awesome design! Just stunning.

Dave at Rings & Things said...

Really cool ring -- I love how you were able to see this structure in the crystal beads you had. Like a sculptor seeing the form inside the marble!

--Dave

Chocolate and Steel said...

really pretty! I have no idea how you kept everything straight and in place while working. It looks rather complicated. Good work.

Shaiha said...

Very very nice. Thank you for sharing :)

Mary said...

Lisa, It was so exciting getting to see this ring in person. It reminded me of a beautiful flower and I do really love flowers. You are so very talented! Excellent work!

beadphoria said...

The ring is absolutely gorgeous! Rings are so fun to make and wear! Enjoy your fabulous creation!

Suzann Sladcik Wilson

SimpsonS said...

Lisa, I love this ring, it looks so cool. I am impressed with your talent! I can't wait to see what creative pieces you come up with next!

No Easy Beads said...

Beautiful ring!!

Jean said...

May I please have this beautiful ring?

jean! xox