This ring is an organically shaped saucer
to catch the drips and splashes when your cup overfloweth.
The pattern is actual birch bark from a venerable, peeling old tree in the heart of SJSU campus;
it looks like a book someone left open was tossed to the wind and landed all over
a living thing, becoming part of it.
A reading tree.
After the sterling received its imprint, the hammering began
and it went on and on and on,
raising the edges of this piece gently...
to hold what pools,
the love of bacon (it overwhelms me sometimes, honestly)
The ring is just a hair under a size 7
And features a small cut of dendritic agate in what appears to be a feather.... perfect little tiny shoots of wonderment...
I will be listing this piece in the Metal Shop this afternoon