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.
copper ruby on the inside
bright shining orange on the outside
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!