Thursday, August 20, 2015



This is a sterling silver ring that Ivaan made for himself in 2001.  It's a very substantial ring, but it suited his hand perfectly and he often wore it on his right hand.  It attracted a lot of attention and people often asked for one just like his. Like so many of his rings, it has no discernible beginning or end.  It's just a thick vine wrapping around itself, and around his finger. And because it's so thick, there's plenty of scope for re-sizing.

The timing is interesting.  He made it between his first and second strokes. That would normally be a time when someone might not be thinking of making a ring for themselves, but just trying to keep up to date on the orders he had promised to clients.  But Ivaan never did the predictable. And I guess that's why he made himself a ring that was both simple and complicated at the same time.

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