etsymetal blog in the first week of April, to see how other participants responded).
I've been wanting to make something inspired by an old, pressed tin Bagatelle game that I own. I also live not too far from a museum of fairground and steam heritage, "Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre" where there are lots of penny-slot games and pinballs of different eras...I love them all, so here is my response to the challenge; "Kinetic" Pinball Ring Game. There are 3 holes in the tin game deck surrounded by raised 'stops' that score you either 1, 3 or 5 points. Made in sterling Silver, Precious metal clay, bronze, reclaimed tins, perspex, ghesso, paint, ballbearing, steel spring, constructed, molded, carved, embossed.
It was a challenge to make, it all had to be constructed and fitted together in the right order and planned more carefully than I would normally, but it all worked out ok. If I made it again, then I would design a far more elaborate exterior with etched fairground-style writing all over it, but I didn't do that this time, because I wanted the focus to be on the interior of the game, with a burst of fairground-style elaborateness in the ring band instead and just accents of colour. It plays well (the spring was from inside a pen) but it's actually incredibly difficult to get the balls into the holes...I think this game would get the wearer completely wound-up!....here is the video to show its movement;