Mary Lynn Podiluk
Materials: Sterling silver, dyed resin, thread
Techniques: Resin: Dyed, inlaid, cast. Silver: Cast, formed, fabricated.
Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 3.5 cm
Photograph by: Mary Lynn Podiluk
Care Instructions: Silver tarnishes as a result of being in contact with oxygen. To keep the silver components white and bright, store this ring in the supplied airtight bag. The anti-tarnish tab included in the provided bag will help reduce tarnish. If the silver does become tarnished, rubbing the surface with the provided polishing cloth will restore the piece's gleaming bright polish. The resin should not need any polishing; if cleaning is needed, it can be washed with gentle soap, water, and a soft cloth. Do not use any other chemicals or metal polishing products on any component of the product as they may damage the resin and could cause the silver to tarnish more readily. See http://marylynnpodiluk.com/care for more in-depth information about care and cleaning of resin and precious metal jewellery.
"Parlance is my largest ring yet; I endeavoured to create a piece that could spark conversations through the use of scale and eye-catching colour, but also allude to conversations themselves, staying true to my linguistic inspiration. The mirror-polished dynamic hollow forms of the ring contain textured, fleshy resin and are entwined in tapered silver wires that flow around the piece to unify the design and make it wearable." - Mary Lynn Podiluk