Inspiration for the Chameleon Ring
Chameleons appeared very early on my To Do list. In my initial research, I was absolutely bowled over by pictures of these amazing creatures and captivated by the wonderful personality that is evident in their fantastic and somewhat eccentric appearance. I particularly fell in love with a photo of a baby chameleon clinging precariously to the end of a fine leaf and was determined to capture the magic of that photo. After a bit of experimental design work, my chameleon necklace was born. But it didn’t take long before I started balancing wax chameleon models on my fingers, wondering whether a chameleon ring would work.
In my designs, I (mostly) try very hard to use only that creature to create the overall piece. So I contemplated using the tail as the band of the ring by having it wrapping around the finger. However, I adore the way chameleons completely curl their tails up and so there was only one way to model him.
I often laugh when thinking about creating this ring. Most silversmiths start by making a plain band as the design for their first ring. Mine was a chameleon!
What my customers say:
“I received him safely and really love the little snack you sent for him :-). He is so beautiful and I’ve had so many lovely comments. Your work is exquisite. ”
Frank – Surrey, UK (re. Chameleon Ring)
“Thank you for fast, safe delivery of really lovely pieces! Very happy repeat customer here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!”
Laura – North Carolina, USA (re. Chameleon Ring)