Ring a Day: 700 Photos from a 365 Day Jewelry Challenge

Ring a Day: 700 Photos from a 365 Day Jewelry Challenge

by Marthe Le Van
     
 

This fun collection of photos showcases 700 amazing pieces created by the Ring a Day Challenge participants. They agreed to “make a ring a day no matter where you are, what materials are at your disposal, or how much time you have available” and post a photograph of it to Flickr. The project was designed to encourage people to find beauty,… See more details below

Overview

This fun collection of photos showcases 700 amazing pieces created by the Ring a Day Challenge participants. They agreed to “make a ring a day no matter where you are, what materials are at your disposal, or how much time you have available” and post a photograph of it to Flickr. The project was designed to encourage people to find beauty, art, and jewelry everywhere. Their imaginative rings showcase a range of unusual things, from a pencil sharpener to a tiny baby doll to an egg, and even poodle hair! Comments and quotes from the artists themselves provide plenty of insight into the work.

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From the Publisher
"The photos are amazing. The range of techniques and materials used is astonishing. There are beautiful metal worked pieces, and there are rings made from paper, from food, even from dryer lint. ... The creativity of these jewelers was stretched by the daily exercise, and looking through the resulting project is incredibly inspiring. Perusing this book reminds you to think creatively, to look at the objects around you and imagine the way they could be turned into something more." - Beadaholique
 
"This book is completely a treat to the eyes and a boost for some marvelous creative motivation! ... I recommend it to every jewelry artist." - Metal Clay Today
 
"There are pictures--lots of pictures--on every page with a few quotes from the artists on their designs. There is lots of inspiration in this book. Some of the rings are fabulous, some are unusual, and some are just weird. This is going to be a book I'm going to pick up again and again, write and draw in the margins, put sticky notes in ... and get tons of inspiration." - Gail Lannum, Gail's Tales and Jewelry Designs

 
"It's really cool. There are some seriously talented artists included in this collection. My favorite part of the book is how artists give little commentaries about the process as their rings took shape. If you want something to spark your imagination and get you thinking outside the box, the book is a definite must-have!" - Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog 
 
"Ring a Day book includes 700 rings created by the Ring a Day participants.
The format of the book is super nice because it is like a notebook with 365 days of wonderful ring photos. The book includes some of the most recognizable and memorable designs from the contest plus comments from the artists. I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures and reading some of the comments the artists made about their experiences on participating in this great challenge and some of the inspirations for their rings." - Lorena Angulo, Artisan Jewelry with Soul

“These artists have the ability to see the fascinating potential of everything in their field of vision. These artisans across the globe submitted over 700 rings. They represented fantasy, inorganic forms, animate and inanimate creations, etc. A myriad of materials were used: wood, sponge, plastic, glass, metal, paper, string, wax, pods, shells, clay, ribbon, twisty ties, leaves, thread. Their cupboards spilled over. Ring a Day is an interesting and fun book to peruse.” - Razine Wenneker, Rite-It

"You might think, why on earth would I buy a book of Ring a Day, the flickr challenge group of 2010, when I can just go to flickr and look for free? Partly, because the book is easier to look at! By curating Ring a Day, or RAD, editor Martha Le Van has made it easier to enjoy the whole project, which can be overwhelming. I didn’t participate in RAD — I found out about it too late and one a day was too much for me, but I followed RAD and I did do Ring a Week in 2011. Participating in Ring a Week, or RAW, I met lots of people online and had the camaraderie of participating in a crazy challenge with fellow jewelers. A huge bit of fun is going through the RAD book and spotting friends or favorite rings that I recognize from online. The creativity that’s caused by having to do the same thing over and over and over again is evident in the book. Even the crazy 'cheat' days (I think of them as cheat days, they aren’t really, according to the rules of the challenge), where the ring is conceptual or temporary and not 'made' in the traditional craft sense, may result in a 'real' ring another day. The discipline of the daily practice pays off. The Ring a Day book is a wonderful way to bring that home to yourself and hopefully it will inspire you to join a flickr challenge!" - Chicago Metal Arts Guild blog

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600598241
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,401,123
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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