Kashgar ring

Kashgar ring, made by me
I dream of one day going to Kashgar, hopefully with my family. I made this ring inspired by photos I have seen of the old town in Kashgar; beautiful, unique, colourful, threatened by demolition, but very much alive.

How did I make it? I made the ring from fine silver metal clay (PMC3), using a stenciling technique according to Kelly Russell’s instructions in the book PMC Technic (edited by Tim McCreight). I gave it a vibrant Liver of Sulphur-patina and set a large iridescent freshwater pearl in the centre.

Who did I make it for? My mum, for Christmas.

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Kashgar image sources: MichelCaster.com, ibtimes.com, tripadvisor.com.

About Jenny E.

Scientist and hobby jewellery maker in Australia, who has a big family, loves fashion and looks a bit like a messy pixie
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10 Responses to Kashgar ring

  1. enmanscamera says:

    I enjoyed your photo series on the town. well done.

  2. Mermaid83 says:

    Is it a real pearl from a shell? Why is the silver colored? It is beautiful

    • Jenny E. says:

      Dear Mermaid, yes, it is a real freshwater pearl that has been coloured a deep green. The silver is coloured because it is treated with something called Liver of Sulphur, a type of patina, which makes it shimmer in all these colours. Thank you for your interest!
      Jenny

  3. soul2soulbelize says:

    We are loving this ring. Can we buy something similar or is it a one off?

    • Jenny E. says:

      This one is a one off, for my mum; I have only just started experimenting with this stenciling style but as soon as I have built up some stock in this style, I will offer it for sale in my shop (www.etsy.com/jennyekberg). Thank you!

  4. PattyPower says:

    Awesome!

  5. Katerina Kat says:

    Hey Jenny, love love love this ring, lucky your mum! Where is Kasgar?

    • Jenny E. says:

      Hi Katerina, It is in western China but the indigenous people who live there are Uyghurs, a Turkic people. The old town is built in a very old islamic style and the movie “The kite runner” was actually filmed there because of the fighting in Kabul. I really dream of going there, I am absolutely fascinated with Kashgar and Uyghur culture. Thank you for commenting! xx

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