I’m always going to be a skullring maker. I was making skulls before the big Alexander McQueen thing and I’ll be making them long after the mainstream has moved on to whatever the hell else they become distracted by leaving only the true diehards, existentialists, badasses, creatives, misanthropes and maniacs that make up my favorite client list.
That being said, when a client of mine orders something OTHER than a straight skull, I’m always a little thrilled. Tim has ordered a classic square-stoned silver ring from me and it’s ON .
This is the type of ring we’re talking about. Tim wants something classic like this, but with a darker twist. We’re looking for the ultimate stone for this bad boy. Something dark, but with some character.
Fuck black onyx.
Not that onyx isn’t a great stone, but not for this ring. We need something with a bit more depth. Black granite? Horn? I don’t know. Still doing some research. Onyx can be awesome but in the wrong ring, it just looks like black glass or enamel. A ring like this is about the field of the stone and that field needs some color variance.
I whipped up some sketches this weekend and here’s what Tim and I decided on:
This isn’t going to be a big clunker ring. We’re doing it old school. Classic.
Not a hollow backed ring either. If you’ve been following by blog and haven’t heard me talk about it already, let’s just say I’m as big a fan of hollow-backed rings as I am temporary tattoos or plastic barware.