I spent some of my precious beach glass on a pair of earrings to remind me of spring and Bodega Bay and all good things: if you are a craftsperson, you need to make yourself things every once in a while: your techniques and creativity should be your spoils.
I spent a lot of hours and a lovely duo of stunning rhodonite in a sparkly black material (tenorite? Quartz?)
and a small round of rhodochrosite.
The theme of the piece is rebirth (all birth in general) and movement. Negative spaces in the design give it depth and a curlique strand lends a sense of play and lightness to the design.
It has a really wide band and fits a size 8 finger.
It will find its way into the Metal Shop this afternoon!
P.S. San Francisco was magic - White truffle oil drizzled fries were consumed. Salted caramel ice cream was devoured. Walks on the beach and extremely good friends did abound!!