Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 RAD: Ring in the New Year!

Happy New Year!

Day 1 of 365 days begins now.
I am starting my creative new year with a project called "Ring a Day." The goal is to make one ring a day for 365 days, yes one entire year! This is pretty much the only rule, you have to make it on that day, no sooner nor any later. You can use ANY material you like, from a simple rubber band to a all day masterpiece. Your choice! And I suspect that on many days I will have to resort to a twist tie or another simple object if I have to, and I will do it with no shame! I am going to try my absolute hardest to complete this challenge.
My personal goal is to use this as a motivational tool to inspire my creativity and give me that push to get me into my studio every day and do what I love to do best.
I am going to try and make "similar related pieces" and list them on Etsy, but the originals from this project I will be keeping for awhile. I will be consolidating my progress through out each week and posting here about once a week, so please check back!
Also please check out the links below to see some really fabulous designs of all the participants in this worldwide project!
Etsy Metal Ring-a-Day Blog AND Flickr Ring-a-Day Group

July 17, 2010
 here is an overdue progress update,
I made it to ring #100
Monday July 19, 2010 will be day 200 on the RAD calendar.
I am tempted to begin again, oh so tempted. I wrote this post earlier determined to start again, but after a few phone calls and a few realistic thoughts I think I need to hold off. I am a all or nothing type of personality and it pains me to start in the middle, so as of today I am not jumping back in. I want to play and I miss you dearly my sweet RAD. But today I will trust my instinct and decline your offer.

You can see all previous 100 RAD rings here.


  1. I really do so love this ring!! The concept of "cling'ons" that are magnetic is so totally wonderful!!!

    Did you sandcast that giraffe?? Didn't know you had done any?? Did Laurie teach you???

    So many questionns, so little time!!! dd

  2. thanks you gals!

    um for the golden giraffe, he is not cast as of yet. He is on the "to do" list now.
    yes Ms Laurie showed me how when she came up :)

  3. So glad you have joined the blogosphere Vic! I'm a follower now.

  4. thanks Ashley!

    eta to the above post :)