Commission delivered!

Melissa shares the fruits of a commission – a ring in stainless steel and a titanium bracelet.

Phew! Thankfully the discerning Kate was delighted with the result, and has also allowed me to share images of the works here.

Melissa Cameron, 'Kate Clouds Bracelet', 2013. Titanium, stainless steel, silver solder (hard). Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, ‘Kate Clouds Bracelet’, 2013. Titanium, stainless steel, silver solder (hard). Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, 'Winter Lines Ring', 2013. Stainless steel, silver solder (hard). Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, ‘Winter Lines Ring’, 2013. Stainless steel, 925 silver, silver solder (hard). Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, 'Winter Lines Ring', 2013. Stainless steel, silver solder (hard). Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, ‘Winter Lines Ring’, 2013. Stainless steel, 925 silver,  silver solder (hard). Image © Melissa Cameron

Ordered during my last trip to Melbourne in November last year, the new stainless and silver ring is just about the final piece from my Sieve series of works, while the titanium, steel and 925 silver solder bracelet was designed as the main part of a new pattern, which have been dubbed Kate’s Clouds after the commissioner. Expect a few more works from this series in the near future, which are also the first sliced and diced by my newly sourced laser cutters in Massachusetts in the USA.

Kate long ago emailed to see if I happened to make rings, and at the time my response while I wasn’t currently producing them I was interested in investigating the idea, though it might take some time. Her contact again, initially to produce just the bracelet, was the impetus I needed to devote more time to work on the creation of my first ring, and in quick succession, my second and third rings. That first one was a test, then Kate’s unashamedly large cocktail ring Winter Lines was pieced together, then soon after came a third, made in silver (as a part of a ring-neckpiece-bracelet parure), for my entry into the Revolt. 22nd Legnica international Jewellery competition in Poland.

Three rings. Now all I need is the circus…