Welcome to Stormflight Designs


If you've always wondered about how jewelry is made and fine craft is done, this is the blog for you! Our intent is to show you the step-by-step of creating jewelry from a silver-smith's and lampworker's point of view. We'll throw in some other interesting craft-work too. Consider this a "tutorial-light" blog in a way. You'll get to see the creative process from start to finish. Sometimes it may take a while to get to the finish, so please be patient! We often have to wait for the muse to strike--sometimes in the middle of a different project!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Ringing" in the New Year

I have a Christmas party to go to tonight and I am bringing a handful of rings I made this week...I'm going to just put the pile on the table and let everyone take their pick...hopefully the sizes will work...that's always tough!  We will see how it goes.

I did some wire wrapping/knot tying for these rings.  My first go at wire wrapping.  Boy is that hard!  For those of you who wire wrap---kudos to you!  yow!  I couldn't make two to turn out the same even thought I was working off the same pattern.

So, I decided to leave some shinny silver and some I put a patina on.  I'm not sure which I like more.  It will be interesting to see what my friends like.
 I used fine silver (99.9% silver) because it doesn't work harden as quickly.
For all those of you baking for Christmas, try making rings instead!