Thursday, March 17, 2011

Something to hold what Is

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...
smooth inclines
to hold what pools,

be it
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

with love



tattooedblogger said...

O...for the love of bacon with a tall Bloody Mary....Hope your day over flows with love

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Delia: I'll drink to that!!! ;)


MrsLittleJeans said...

an overflowing cup! filled with all goodness! splendid! xoxo

John Dearden said...

This is a very beautiful ring you have created. I can appreciate all the work that went into that.

And in another note, I was browsing through Itunes podcasts and ran acrosss yours in the Etsy channel. Very impressive. Your smile brightens up the screen so much. You have soooo many talents. Keep it up

Cat said...

Oh YES! To all of it, especially the bacon! What a wonderful ring, my dear, well done as always.

wish you were closer.

Sierra said...

OMG, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it, amazing work Allison!

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Allison sometimes I just can't get over how fantastically talented you are in so many crafts! This ring is stunning!

Nialah said...

Gorgeous gorgeous ring. Love it and love you my dear.

*invites you over for bacon and eggs for brunch*



Sunny Rising Leather said...

Thank you my dear friends! :)


jessicajane said...

This piece is stunning! I know exactly of the tree you speak of, there are a few I pass by every day while walking my dog. She tries to pick up the shedding pieces and run with them. Gosh, I love this ring!!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by and making a donation for my friend.

mywifesstudio said...

You amaze me! Love your new ring. But you knocked my socks off when I listen to some of your vocals. WOW!!!

resolute twig said...

just lovely :)

mairedodd said...

i really do just love this ring and all of your work... poetry -