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.
Kashgar image sources: MichelCaster.com, ibtimes.com, tripadvisor.com.
10 thoughts on “Kashgar ring”
I enjoyed your photo series on the town. well done.
Is it a real pearl from a shell? Why is the silver colored? It is beautiful
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!
We are loving this ring. Can we buy something similar or is it a one off?
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!
Thank you so much, I love your work too!
Hey Jenny, love love love this ring, lucky your mum! Where is Kasgar?
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