It’s kind of ridiculous how long it took me to carve these rings.
[18K white gold mistletoe ring.]
[18K gold art nouveau ring.]
I based the art nouveau ring design on a photograph of an embroidery by Swiss designer Hermann Obrist (1890s). The image was in an art nouveau book I saw once and I just fell in love with it.
[Hermann Obrist, “Whiplash” embroidery of cyclamen.]
I finally got molds made of these two rings. Even so, there is still a lot that needs to be done to prepare the waxes for casting (not even counting sizing…) in that they are just very complicated designs. Both are really awesome though; a couple of my favorites.