Jewelry designer Nina Dinoff challenged herself to make a ring a day, every day this year. No matter where she is, using whatever materials she has nearby, with whatever time she has available each day.
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I don’t think it really matters if she makes 365 rings. Dinoff explains that the challenge “could possibly force me to come up with creative solutions I never would have considered in the studio. But more importantly, it is like a gestured drawing. Something to help get the day warmed up, or even just something consistent to mark the day.”
D Dee Wilder, polymer clay
More than 150 jewelers have joined her in this creative challenge. The project started two weeks ago and collectively they have already uploaded almost 1,000 photos to the Ring A Day Flickr pool. So much creative energy ! There are rings made of sandpaper, metal, plastic, twigs, polymer clay, keys, paper, paint chips, acrylic paint, bird skulls, saltine crackers, leaves, foam, credit cards and many other materials.
Here are a few of my favorites so far. Are you up for a creative challenge like this? Yes? What kind of challenge would interest you?
Victoria Takahashi, twig, sterling silver
Danielle Miller, saltine cracker
Victoria Takahashi, briolette, sterling silver
Clare Stoker, sandpaper, wire
Ponsawan Sila, polymer clay, resin, paint, bling, wire
Brooke Medlin, paint swatch
Get Your Bone, fine silver, African coin, jade
Emily Watson, paper