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Rib ring

These bones are a reminder of all the stories our bones carry.

About the strength and structure that make us.
That though they are strong they still sometimes crack under strain or pressure.
It is about a million small moments.
About memory.

A reminder that what is broken can be fused and fixed.

Ribs specifically carry stories.

They protect
But protection is an illusion,

Change will come
It never stops coming
And it will take away things we love,
But it will bring new loves too
New wonders

They look like a cage
But it’s bars
Act instead as cracks
So we can live in both
Shadow and light.
They give us a place to hide
When we want one
But the light stays close
So we don’t have to travel far
When we begin to crave her again.

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The details:

This ring is comprised of the end of an actual deer rib from a deer that my husband ethically harvested and which fed my family for many months. I cut the rib, used it to make a silicone mold and then made a wax cast of it before casting in sterling silver.

It has been lovingly sanded and polished for a lovely patina and tumbled for strength and shine.

This ring reminds us to honor those who came before, animal and human, and to honor our own strength.

It measures a size 7 on the mandrel and has a thin band hand forged from sterling silver.

Thank you for looking!

in the works

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These babies are ready to be cast in sterling silver. I put them in plaster on Saturday, they will cook in the kiln for a 24 hour burn out on Tuesday and be ready to cast Wednesday evening. Cant wait!

Succulent series in the works 

As odd as it seems this is what silversmithing looks like. At least it does when I am doing it.

I am really enjoying this new series I am working on fully inspired by nature using organic materials to make interesting cast small scale sculptural jewelry. 

It’s been a great time 🙂

   
    
    
 

three roses saddle ring

This new saddle ring has just been added to the shop. Link on the right sidebar 🙂

The rose, one of nature’s sweetest beauties, reminds us that even beauty and sweetness must be tempered. Must be balanced.

Sweet with sour.
Growth and decay.
Life with death.

These roses remind us to remain soft in a hard world.

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This substantial ring is one of a kind and was made entirely by my two hands. Three different sizes of roses have been soldered to the saddle ring face below a lovely round cut of banded agate. It is a lovely grey/ purple color with white banding.

The piece has been sanded, oxidized and polished for a comfortable fit and lovely patina and tumbled for strength and texture.

It measures on the mandrel as an 8.75 but will fit best on an 8-8.5 finger due to the width of the band.