I have wanted to do this long before I began selling on Etsy but was distracted by so many things and have found so many fun and wonderful things to create. But this kept calling me back as the biggest challenge.
This week I finally sat down and created. The heart was sculpted from PMC, for those of you who don't know what that is, it is "precious metal clay". It is pure silver held together with a binder and, when fired, the binder is burned off and you are left with pure silver. I added the ring band (which I also made myself), patina-ed with liver of sulfur (yuk), and polished. All the things I have wanted to do. My daughter has claimed the first ring for her own, but I will be making them as a custom item as well as adding other items as I design them.
I feel I have accomplished a hurdle toward my goals with lots of lovely and fun steps along the way.