HannahRings

Wed, 22/04/2020 - 10:45am
My dear furry friend, Hauskatze, died recently in London. Ive made this Urn for her ashes from Kauri and bone. The cat face on the urn is a protective talisman to guard her and Ive done the roundest bowl because she was just a bit of a round lady. One beeswax candle is to burn for her and the other is to seal the container once she is inside. Social Endprodukt, Anja and Matthew Im so sorry for your loss. Hauskatze will be sorely missed. #urn #peturn #hannahrings #ashes #handcarved #protectivespirit
Tue, 21/04/2020 - 9:14pm
I made a few pony chopstick holders with the bone scraps from other projects. I guess they could be attached to a pin and drilled to wear as pendants but somehow I like them just the way the are. -SOLD-#limitedmaterials #nostudio #lockdown #pony #ponycarving #hannahrings #homewear #handcarved #upritchardsbeingupritchards #itstimlenkiewicz
Mon, 20/04/2020 - 11:46pm
Here are some rings I made during lockdown using a nail punch, a cork and a framers hammer alongside a stunning ring clamp that my father made for me. The stones are from Birdlings flat and its been a lovely way to visit another part of New Zealand without leaving my house. If you want to share this experience you can buy one. Ill be adding them to my shop this evening. - - - the grey pebble pinkie ring has sold - - -#weirdequipment #stonesetting #nostudio #rings #jewellery #lockdownjewellery #silverandbronze #birdlingsflat #newzealandbeaches
Sat, 18/04/2020 - 1:37am
After a while a self portrait a day turns into quite a lot. Its fun to see so much learning in one place.Thanks so much to everyone who has bought one off me. I guess a lot of us who have found ourselves unable to do our normal jobs are trying to develop our practice by learning new skills. Its super nice to get any kind of help at the moment and I really appreciate it. #selfportrait #watercolour #oneaday #hannahofhannahrings
Sat, 11/04/2020 - 10:54pm
Happy Easter! I made clues for my lockdown team and it was hilarious. #easteregghunt #handpainted #clues #treasurehunt
Thu, 09/04/2020 - 9:10pm
Yesterday I found some beautiful work by @emmafitts at my mothers house so I hung it up beside one of my sisters watercolours. They are lovely together!#emmafitts #francisupritchard #secretartworkstash #eastertreat #newzealandartist
Tue, 07/04/2020 - 9:26am
I built a tiny dry stone wall today for my mother. Rather satisfying!#lockdown #drystonewall #upritchardsbeingupritchards
Wed, 01/04/2020 - 7:02am
Today I painted some of the Easter eggs that I had blown for Easter. I was hoping to paint them with my nephews, Moss and Fenn, but we are all busy staying safe. Its nice to have something to celebrate during lockdown with my lockdown dream team. #easterpreparations #paintedeggs #diy #upritchardsbeingupritchards #rabbitsforeaster
Tue, 24/03/2020 - 7:39pm
My new slug buddies. They are weirdly regal... I guess all slugs are. I have to wait to cast them in bronze but in the meantime Ive coloured the Model Magic base in water colour ready to be cast later. #modelmagic #slug #watercolour #lockdownbuddies #bronze #sculpture #hannahrings #upritchardsbeingupritchards
Tue, 24/03/2020 - 2:58am
Good wind? Surprised dude? Im not quite sure what he is... Im glad Im in a house full of creative stuff. Supersculpy, embroidery thread, beads, wood, bone, foodstuff, garden.... I bet theres more that I havent found yet. #supersculpy #pendants #newwork #milesfrommystudio
Sun, 15/03/2020 - 7:12am
Sometimes I make something and Im really surprised it came from me. This is a little bone chopstick holder and it somehow looks so ancient. I love his stocky, plump little frame. #hannahrings #bonecarving #horsecarving #chopstickholder #upritchardsbeingupritchards #myhorse #itstimlenkiewicz
Sun, 01/03/2020 - 8:16am
Before and after little egg cups. Im so delighted with them. I sawed off the ugly, careless foot to reveal a really elegant cup. Thanks New Zealand charity shops. #upritchardsbeingupritchards #upcycle #woodeneggcup #handmade #lathe
Wed, 19/02/2020 - 6:56pm
Back to working on some jewellery at last.If youre in Christchurch and you want a jewellery making lesson or to meet up about having something made then please do feel free to get in contact. Wantone@HannahRings.com#jewelleryclasses #bespokejewellery #makeyourown #hannahrings #christchurchstudio #jewellerymaking
Tue, 18/02/2020 - 8:13pm
I forgot to bring my ring clamp with me so I asked my father to make me one. Its inconceivably beautiful. Its ridiculous to be so lucky. I have a father and two brothers who hand build tools to my eccentric specifications. The tools are always stunningly beautiful, a joy to handle and work brilliantly. Look at this!#upritchardsbeingupritchards #homemadetools #alanupritchard #jewelleryworkshop #jewellerystudio #studiolife #madeinnewzealand #hannahrings #toolbox #tools
Tue, 21/01/2020 - 12:57am
Both Sue and I are recovering well. @sueupritchard you deserve a million more medals than this! I love you and think you are the most amazing person. #keepsontrucking #cantbestopped #prouddaughter #hannahrings #medals
Sun, 19/01/2020 - 4:58pm
Its donation day at last. Im giving my mother one of my kidneys this morning. Its all rather exciting. Thanks everybody for your amazing support and good wishes so far (thanks @rob.upritchard for this most beautiful kidney talisman that I have been wearing constantly!)#kidneydonor #dday #donation
Sat, 11/01/2020 - 9:10pm
A marsupial in a knot. Its not easy for marsupials at the moment. I made this one for a friend and it just seems to describe the whole situation better and better.#marsupialsintrouble #australianbushfires #animalsneedingrescue #hannahrings
Sat, 11/01/2020 - 3:05am
Beautiful Rapaki today for a picnic with my @sueupritchard#rapaki #bankspeninsula #picnic #cutechurches
Tue, 07/01/2020 - 9:28pm
Wonderful nutty packaging for the relaxed hand pendant by my beautiful nephew, Zac. #recycled #reuse #hannahrings #jewellerybox #watercolour #spicebox
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 8:07pm
Acrobatic goat rings in silver. The stacking pair with black diamond eyes are me and my wonderful friend Sina doing our partner acrobatics together and the single with blue diamond eyes is for my father who was so jealous of the original goat ring that I made for Sina. Sina and I are both born in the year of the goat so this is a really fun ring with lots of layers of meaning. #acrobatics #jewelleryforacrobats #hannahrings #goatring #yearofthegoat #chinesezodiac #animalring #bespokejewellery #contemporaryjewellery