I recently bought Foldforming by Charles Lewton-Brain and it has been incredibly inspiring. I have been busy making all sorts of samples in a wide variety of materials. The possibilities within line folds alone seem infinite.
Over the Christmas break, I was commissioned to create a ring for a man. The ring was a replacement for a lost wedding band and I was given free reign, as far as design goes. I wanted to create something unique and masculine that highlighted the structure and properties of the metals. After exploring several design options, I decided to use some of the foldforming techniques I have been testing.
The final design is a structural band of sterling silver with an interior band of line-folded fine (pure) silver. The folded band moves and spins independently of the sterling band. Over time, the sterling band will develop a dark patina and heighten the contrast of the fine and sterling silvers.