For a long time now, I've been wanting to make some fun rings. But I've been concerned about sizing and getting it right.
Then I found these ring shanks, and I had to give them a try.
Don't think that these are sterling silver or anything fancy. The ring shanks are some kind of metal, but the fun thing is that they're adjustable.
So I didn't have to fret about finding the right person for the right sized ring - they can be adjusted to the right size.
I cast some pewter pieces that I thought would make interesting ring sets, there's a skull, a resting winged heart and a keyhole. I measured the un-expanded adjustable ring base, at the beginning it's a size 5 on my ring mandrell.
But I've tested with some other rings, and they can be expanded to fit as needed. So if you would like to try some fun finger jewelry, I have these in the Etsy shop now.
I have an idea to make more, some with resin words, maybe with some faux tintypes.
Even with some polymer clay designs, maybe.
If you go for things dainty, you might find these too large, but I think they're fun if you don't mind things a little dramatic!