Scarf Ring - Sterling/Small
Oxidized sterling silver. Remember the Scarf Rings from the 70’s? No? Well, I do. My Mother had one, and it was, quite frankly, the ugliest thing I had EVER seen in an accessory. BUT, I do remember I liked the concept of it, but that particular execution of the idea needed work!
So, here is my take. Scarf Rings work on the principle of being used with scarves that come down to a point. No square ended scarf will work with this. You put one scarf “tip” through the ring from one side, and then the other scarf tip from the opposite side of the ring. Then you pull the tips of your scarf/shawl through until there is enough material for a “friction fit”.
This small, oxidized sterling version will ONLY work with lace weight shawls, or very thin, “gauze like” material shawls/scarves. Dimensions are: 3/4″ inside diameter, 1.25″ outside diameter. Barrel length is 1.0″. For longer scarves, you may need to wrap it once, or twice around your neck and then add the scarf ring, so when you pull on the tips of your accessory (see image above for reference), the scarf ring will be at the right place, cinched up near your neck/top of chest area.
Each one is handmade by Lisa in her Toronto studio. So each one is unique. You will receive the exact Scarf Ring pictured above in featured image. This one weighs in a little over 50 grams, and is priced according to labour and weight of materials. Sterling silver wire is hand drawn to a specific thickness. It’s then coiled around a mandrel twice. The inside ring is a layer of smooth coils so the garment won’t get caught, the outside layer of sterling is coiled randomly to create visual interest. Each Scarf Ring is then soldered in many places, including both ends, so the fibre will not get caught and to give strength and more structure to the coiled shape. After that, the sterling is cleaned up, oxidized to darken it, buffed to remove some of the oxidation to reveal and highlight the coiled structure, and then polished.
Scarf Rings come in oxidized sterling, brass or copper. They come in small & medium sizes to accommodate various weights of knitted or crocheted yarn, as well as lightweight manufactured cotton, wool and silk accessories.
Scarf ring is shown on a self-drafted garter stitch shawl pattern using Manos del Uruguay lace weight Yarn Marino in in the colourway Petrol.