The high fantasy genre has always been a great source of inspiration for me. I love spellcasting mages and chainmaille armor, elves and elementals. Whether in books, games, or movies it doesn’t matter. Usually when this muse inspires my jewelry it’s in the materials or accents. This time I took it literally and translated classic mage spells into detailed sterling silver rings.
First to be created was the Ice Arrow Ring. This sleek number features a denim lapis lazuli as the power source. The centerpiece is surrounded by twisted wire and set in a serrated bezel. Wrapped around the band is a classic arrow shape.
Next was the Fireball Ring with a nice wide band. Fireball is an iconic mage spell, represented here by a fiery carnelian. The flames were all cut freehand to channel the movement of fire. Following in this line of thinking, the markings of its forged creation were left to see. Hammer marks and roughness, brought out by oxidation and enhanced with stamped semicircles.
These initial two spells led to a special request for a Magic Missile Ring. This powerful spell is also a classic to be found in many mages’ grimoires. Amethyst is the perfect stone to capture the unerring arcane power of a magic missile. To detail the magic missile wrapped around the band, I carved custom steel stamps for a trailing arc of power and a sparkle of energy at the ends.
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