acrostic rings by ali alexander

gold and silver letters

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The a is from a typewriter that I acquired in the 90s and dismantled to get all the letters.

It has been pressed into wax, cast into a ring and then made into a rubber mould

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I bought the b as a piece of type from the amazing Melbourne Museum of Printing, I am sorry that I cannot remember the font.

 It has been pressed into wax, cast into a ring and then made into a rubber mould 

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 All the letters that can be Roman numerals are embossed.  I made the originals using tiny tools fashioned  from safety pins pressed into polyclay  to make a reverse mould.

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All the letters that can be Roman numerals are embossed. The wax was pressed into the mould and made into a ring.

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An old friend called Andrew Bayley engraved some rings for me. The mould is taken from the original hand engraving.

The f is also from an original hand engraving by Andrew Bayley
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This is the one ring where I used the tiny safety pin tools to press directly into the wax rather than make a reverse mould. Simple and direct.

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U is one of the rings using the type from the  Melbourne Museum of Printing

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Embossed the roman numeral 10

Y

Alphabet Stack

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A hand 

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Alphabet Stack

Y

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 An old friend called Andrew Bayley engraved some rings for me. The mould is taken from the original hand engraving. 

Alphabet Stack

Alphabet Stack

Alphabet Stack

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The Alphabet Stack on a ring mandrel; gold silver or wax ready to be cast in either metal