This piece was made to represent two individuals via two distinct rings that can combine to create one cohesive piece. I chose Hades and Persephone because here in Virginia the weather has been crazy! One minute it's been sunny and gorgeous and the next it's been wintery and coooold and I am ready for Spring.
I was working on this piece around the same time that I painted 'Persephone Returns' which you can see here: [link]
The 'Hades' ring was cast using the lost wax method in sterling silver and then patinated with liver of sulfur. I also used red enamel to create splashes of colour.
The 'Persephone' ring was actually quite hard because only 50% of it was cast the rest of it was fabricated and it was hard to get that curve in the band due to the difference in thickness. I ended up having to hot forge it (traditional blacksmith style... which was pretty cool/ exciting). It's sterling silver and high polished.
You can see both sides of the separated rings here: [link]