Who out there remembers this great Dr. Seuss book (Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb)? I was an avid Dr. Seuss reader as a child (well, my mother read them all to my brother and I and we absolutely devoured them with excitement!).
This is a bespoke ring with the brief being simply to make a thumb ring, in silver, that was specially made for my client with him in mind and that no one else would have.
That was pretty open, so I went a little further, and created a ring that can be worn 5 or more different ways [a multi-wear ring as I call it] so that he never gets bored (just as we never got bored of my mom reading the same Dr. Seuss stories night after night – each time feeling like it was the first!).
Being able to create a different look as the feeling grabs him, this ring becomes interactive and playful! (Again, the Dr. Seuss experience!) For example, just by spinning it to misalign it, gives it a whole other look.
The photos below depict some of the different ways it can be worn. I didn’t photograph it as a single band, but of course that’s one of the many options!
And now to bring you behind the scenes with a couple of pics of the making and a few idea development sketches.
Hope you enjoy them…
And below, my beginnings in art, inspired by ‘Hand Hand, Fingers, Thumb’ a childhood drawing based on the book…