Friday, May 28, 2010

we interrupt the regularly scheduled programm "Getaway to Mallorca" for ...

The Forging of the Ring!


Yes - you can see it there. Glowing red hot in the coals.
And you're asking yourself - what the heck am I talking about?

Well, I asked Max to make me a mandrel - an iron ring - but I wanted it to be smaller than the rings he usually makes out of iron. And since he had been dying to try out his new forge, he quickly took advantage of the moment. Coals were heaped and lighted.


And he began to forge the red hot metal with his hammer.


After he had made several rings and also forged that paddle (see below), I took a closer look at what he had made.


See that little ring in the bottom left corner? Well, it spoke to me. (Don't tell anyone I said so...) It called out to me, asking to be set apart from the other rings (no, there is definitely no writing on the inside of the ring, I checked).


This is what the little iron ring wanted. It wanted to be a pendant. And you were afraid I was going to go on for another two books....

12 comments:

steufel said...

The ring/pendant is great. Love it! r5egards Stefanie

Barbara Lewis said...

I want a cocktail too! You're too funny. I also want a Max ... I'd have him working every minute. Your pendant is way cool!

Esther said...

wowwww!! it's a family company!! beautiful salvage forged ring!!

Greer said...

Love it! And I suppose you will name it My Precious

cat said...

Love the contrast in metals! Forging metal would be an awesome thing to learn!! Is that anywhere in your future?

SummersStudio said...

Beautiful, it called to you, it became your vision!!!! What about Max and his forge? Tell us more. I am fascinated.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita,

I am truly smitten with the raw beauty of your's and Max's creation!!! Now I'd like to suggest that maybe for your next giveaway you lend (only lend) Max & his forge out for an afternoon to the winner!! What do you think?? Good idea huh?? Yes??? ;)NOOOOOOOO!!??

Okay then wishing you a lovely day. Live long and prosper...er...may the force be with you...ah, no, that's not right either...oh to heck with it...

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sharon said...

I need one of him too! This is probably my newest favorite Renate!! I love it's rustic simplicity...it speaks volumes!!

Narrative jewelry said...

Wow, that's great ! The ring seems to be something very ancient you found in the ground of Roma ! Bravo to Max and his forge.

romantic decay said...

This is great!! Thought I left a comment yesterday, not sure what happened.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

this is a gorgeous piece, renate. It speaks to me too!

mermaiden said...

oh, it is precious indeed...