Some of the wild grass stalks I collected on our way back home still have organic material in them:
when this is the case, they go 'splat!!' in the rolling mill, which makes for some kinda gorgeous patterns, but I'd rather have the whole piece dried.
So I am pressing!
(can you see the wild grass next to the stone, interior to the engraving?
this is an orphan ring - claim away if she is your own!)
And working on a few things I'd like to have in the shop on Friday before Anthony whisks me away to Monterey for some much needed fancy-hotel-snuggling.
We are city people, through and through.
Speaking of city, this mama of a ring features a layer of copper that has birch bark imprinted on it from the 'reading' tree on campus.
Prehnite is the central stone and my oh my, what a luminous piece this is...
part of the holding bowl series
mixed metal and all kinds of lovely,
Right around a size 7.5.
This ring exemplifies the idea of the joyful cup runneth-ing over: the light sweetness of prehnite causing little granules and larger drops to spread out over the whole ring....
I have to say, designs like this are a result of the warmth you show me every time you comment on something here, everytime I get a convo in my box and with every call and letter.
I treasure this place and all who enter and I thank you wholeheartedly for your friendship, advice and wonderful selves!