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December 16, 2008
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Dec 7, 2008, 2:22:51 AM
The Beth Church Project II by jessa1155 The Beth Church Project II by jessa1155
We're posting a second collage of this piece:) We both love this ring so much that we wanted to show another batch of photos showing the ring at different angles.

This is a project we did for designer Beth Church:iconbchurch:
The spider is removable from the ring. Australian Mintabie opals, enamel and pink spinel set in sterling silver.

Ring and opal cutting by Mark Anderson.
Spider carving by Mark and Martha Borzoni.

Second photo collage of the ring seen here~

See here for a full length blog post with in-process photos~[link]

YouTube video of how the spider attaches to the ring [link]
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hruzalit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Can I buy this ring?
jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was a custom project, so it was sold before it was ever made. Thanks for the interest.. sorry for the delayed reply!
Casnieba Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student General Artist
i love that ring! i think having the spider be detatchable is an amazing idea, are you making more to sell or is it a one of a kind project? i want one...
Akai-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a fascinating, inspiring project! I can see why you and Mark loved working on it so much. The youtube video is a must-watch for magpies and jewelers alike - it's very clever. Thank you so very much for sharing it with us.
jessa1155 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, I'm glad my dorky video is acceptable:)
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this piece so much! Thanks for sharing some more great shots of it.
jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much:)I loved this ring so much.. I tried to get as many photos as I could before we sent it out to our client Beth. I hated seeing this ring go... it was an extraordinary work of art.
Mark really impressed me with this project! He and my mom are both amazing with their wax carving skills. Mark has been trying to get me to carve my designs in wax for nearly two years but I've been stubborn about it. Seeing this project come to life has convinced me... I'm going to start putting more time and energy into learning how to carve and cast wax:)
Dayu Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
ouh, you added a youtube link! Now I know how it works. Thanks!
A great piece of work, again! =)
I love opals.

I'm very excited to see my pendant you're working on.
HokaidoPlanet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Student General Artist
that is just pure awesomeness~!!!
its really pretty~ great work, i wanted to see the video but im at school right now and youtube is blocked >.<
i wanted to see how the spiders is attach to the ring
is it like a magnet or something?
jessa1155 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it:) No.. Mark did consider using a magnetic attachment but decided against it for this project. He used a tiny hidden screw underneath the ring... it works beautifully and is very easy to take apart and reassemble.
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