Drum Hoop Ring

December 2008
Sterling Silver

This was designed for my cousin-once-removed Robert (son of my first cousin of blessed memory, Jon) and commissioned by his mother Katherine as a Christmas present and commemoration of sorts of Jon. Robert is a drummer, and his father (who was an amazing keyboard player) bought him his first kit. Because music was such a strong part of their relationship--they jammed together in their Brooklyn basement--I thought that the ring should relect that. It's designed to resemble the drum hoop and lugs that keep a drum head attached to the shell of a drum, but it also sort of looks like a jazz-style all-metal piccolo snare. Hopefully it helps Robert hit the skins a little harder, and that when he wears it he remembers his father and the music that they shared.

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