Sunday, May 29, 2011

Coral Antler Ring

I've been in the studio today for the better part of the afternoon,
continuing to prepare for a shop update
that should take place this coming Thursday morning.

I started this piece when I came home this week, a little self-protection ring
made from coral I picked off of the beach in Hawaii
and a copper flower:

a coral antler.

Hammer-raised flower
hammered band
copper ruby on the inside
bright shining orange on the outside

Size 7.5

Weirder, wilder and more wonderful than anything that's ever come out of my studio:
I can hardly take it off my own hand
to take its picture.

The neat thing about this piece is that the copper on the inside will age with its own patina, completely different than the patina on the outside:

it's kind of like a little terrarium down there!



A Serenade for Solitude said...

what a beauty. love it!

Louise said...

That is sublime :-) I love the white coral against the copper.

kerin rose said...

I love you when you are weird and wild!


emmy d said...

ooooooh my gosh. what a perfect assembly of elements.

UmberDove said...


Freak on sister.

Susan said...

Oh my goodness. WOW. Love this!

Anonymous said...

Terrarium is a good word for it. Terrific!

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

Super duper fabuloso! I love this creation, BIG TIME!!!