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Box rings are always interesting, because of what they hide. I wanted a box of sky, so I made this. I cut the turquoise to fit, and lined the box with a sunset made of paua shell.  Click on the thumbnail to see the ring a bit bigger.

Foliage and flowers. What makes people happy. Here are six little pendants which mine that rich seam. They are about the size of the smaller ones here. Click on them to see more detail.

This was a lousy garnet cab with a big crack in it. I broke it along the crack and carved the rest into this rose, and made a pendant to give it a context. The Rose being so symbolic, I have treated this one in a more conventionalized way from the point of view of design.

 

Rose: pendant; silver, garnet

Rose: pendant; silver, garnet

Rose: pendant; silver, garnet

Rose: pendant; silver, garnet. Actual size

There’s something about the purity of form of tulips that makes me understand (a tiny bit) the tulip-mania that overwhelmed the Dutch in the early 1600s. Somehow the flower is both a concrete flower, and by virtue of its purity and simplicity, also an abstraction. I carved these little tulips for a pendant.

 

 

Tulips: pendant; silver, carnelian

Tulips: pendant; silver, carnelian

Tulips: pendant; silver, carnelian

Tulips: pendant; silver, carnelian: actual size