I was so deeply inspired by the handful of amazingly delicious sugar snap peas harvested from my garden and thrilled with the response to the first sprout piece (thanks for encouraging me to make more, James!) that my day yesterday consisted of dreaming up sprouts.
The first ring on the left is a custom order for an incredible soul consisting of Laguna Agate and a mixture of silver and gold. I have purchased my first 14k gold bezel this week and so that means I'll be working a little bit more of that warm tone into a few pieces.
I made a little sprout tree and accented it with a couple of luminous peridot cabochons. This weekend marked a little rebirth for my mind, and so this ring feel mighty good. On the back of the size 9 wide band is stamped the word "Life".
We get to know all seasons - when the fall comes I shall make a fall sprout tree, winter, spring, etc.
The second sprout piece involves black Honduran opal, and like the laguna agate it features a lovely band of dotted silver: extra strong as it is two pieces forever joined.
Black opal is particularly arresting because it is all pinfire: pieces of light in a rainbow of colors. In low lights it appears to be onyx but one trip into the sun makes it perfectly clear that you are holding a miracle.
This ring is a size 7.
These pieces will all find their way into the Metal Shop today.
Happy morning to you all and a fantastic day ahead!!