IanGill

Ian Gill Designs

Seattle, Washington · 2243 Sales

IanGill

Ian Gill Designs

Seattle, Washington 2243 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(501)

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Ian Gill

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Announcement   -Sat. Dec. 3rd- Custom rings are still available but all my size listed rings are taken down for the moment. I will be at the Ravenna Holiday Art and Craft Sale on Dec. 3rd from 10-3pm. Please feel free to stop by and checkout my rings in person. If you have a question about a specific ring please feel free to ask. All my ring listings will be back up after the sale on Saturday eveining.

Thanks,
Ian

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 3, 2016

-Sat. Dec. 3rd- Custom rings are still available but all my size listed rings are taken down for the moment. I will be at the Ravenna Holiday Art and Craft Sale on Dec. 3rd from 10-3pm. Please feel free to stop by and checkout my rings in person. If you have a question about a specific ring please feel free to ask. All my ring listings will be back up after the sale on Saturday eveining.

Thanks,
Ian

Ian Gill

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Ian Gill

Custom Pale Moon Ebony Wood Ring Set - 8mm
$100.00
Custom Pale Moon Ebony Wood Ring - 8mm
$50.00
Size 13.75 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 210
$25.00
Size 7.75 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 209
$25.00
Size 7 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 408
$25.00
Size 10 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 407
$25.00
Size 8 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 406
$25.00
Size 9 - Guayacan Wood Ring No. 405
$25.00
Size 9.5 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 208
$25.00
Size 8.5 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 207
$25.00
Size 9.5 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 206
$25.00
Size 7.5 - Ebony Wood Ring No. 205
$25.00
Size 7.5 - Tamboti Wood Ring No. 272
$25.00
Size 10 - Pale Moon Ebony Wood Ring
$45.00
Size 5 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 135
$30.00
Size 5 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 134
$30.00
Size 5 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 133
$30.00
Size 5 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 132
$30.00
Size 6 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 131
$30.00
Size 6 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 130
$30.00
Size 6 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 129
$30.00
Size 6 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 128
$30.00
Size 7 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 127
$30.00
Size 7 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 126
$30.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(501)
Erin

Erin on Nov 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bought as a gift for my husband. He loves it and gets so many compliments!

Cristóbal Pérez Verdugo

Cristóbal Pérez Verdugo on Nov 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Se demoro un poco en llegar, pero es exactamente lo descrito.

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Updates

New custom Pale Moon Ebony rings are now available.

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Custom Pale Moon Ebony Wood Ring Set - 8mm
$100.00
A large selection of Mopani stacking rings are now available.

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Size 7 - Stacking Mopani Wood Rings No. 127
$30.00
Lots of new wide Tulipwood rings now available.

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Size 8 - Tulipwood Ring No. 83
$30.00
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About

How my shop came to be

When I started making artwork I was strictly a metal smith working with copper and silver. The last few years I have had limited studio space for metalworking. I found myself forced to work smaller and with just the materials I could find cheap or for free. I struggled for a long time finding the focus and drive to create even though I was not able to work with the materials I wanted to. It got to the point that I had almost a year of not making anything. I felt myself slowly and slowly becoming less creative and thus having less drive to create. Eventually I found myself having spurts of energy to create, it seemed to come every few months. I knew that I needed to find a way to force myself to create. I decided that for 2012 I would at least once a day create something. I had started making wooden rings a little while back out of small free scraps of guitar body wood. I slowly kept exploring and finding new woods to make rings out of. At the beginning of 2012 I had made roughly around 50 wood rings and by the end of 2012 I had made over 500 rings. A wood ring is something simple enough that I could find the time to make at least one in a day. It started out a little hard trying to force myself to make something every day but eventually it just became a part of my schedule. It would sometimes be the first thing I did when I woke up or the last thing I would do late into the night. Along with my ring for each day I would also find myself making 2-3 custom rings each day as well. I started getting custom order requests every few days. I felt extremely happy with my progress and in the end my ring a day project for 2012 was a huge success. Forcing myself to create at least once every day had brought back my creative spirit. Creating has again become second nature to me. Years after my ring a day project I still find myself making a ring most days. Orders have increased a lot the past few years and the number of rings I've made is in the high thousands, I've honestly lost count. Along with rings I also find myself being more creative with other items. Making rings is the pilot light that keeps me going though. If I ever find myself in a creative slump, making a ring always keeps me creative. If I ask myself what really drives me to create I think it all has to do with the process. I really enjoy sitting down and turning nothing in to something.

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  • Ian Gill

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Coffee Maker

    I am a fulltime artist living in Seattle. My work ranges from jewelry to photography to large scale sculpture.

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