Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A gathering

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!



MrsLittleJeans said...

Wow...gorgeous rings and happy Monterey snuggling...I love those delicate plants! xoxoxo

Cat said...

I so appreciate the thoughts that are behind you pieces
the heart
the soul
the spirit that you include into every creation
it is what makes your work so special
The grass ring and stunning...and the "overflow"....special.
So pleased and honored to be able to come here and indulge in a little peek, into your world!

love and light

Nialah said...

Wowee dear Allison, those are such stunning rings.

It is an honor for me, that you let us peer into your life and share with us your thoughts and ideas. Your friendship is something I treasure.

Sending you lots and lots of love



Julz said...

Very pretty!

UmberDove said...

The work of your hands just delves deeper and clearer by the week my friend. I'm so smitten with the holding bowls, we're talking deep, deep smit.