My time in the jewelry studio on Tuesday was spent making this ring:

aphrodite_ring_600

It reminds me of a jeweled crown, so I call it Aphrodite’s Crown.  I’ve never actually seen an image of Aphrodite wearing a crown, but let’s assume that if she did have one, this would be it.  The ring is hand-fabricated of 18k yellow gold with a natural citrine drop and a hammered set rhodolite garnet.

This is my second dangle ring.  The first, Moonlight Sonata, remains one of my favorites.  Of course I like this one too, but the drop is a little more cumbersome and that makes it less comfortable to wear.

On another note, yesterday I was talking to a friend about a painting by artist Julie Heffernan that he recently bought.  I’d never heard of her work but this morning I googled her and found some of her paintings online:

http://www.littlejohncontemporary.com/Heffernan/index.html

http://www.artnet.com/artist/8037/julie-heffernan.html

This stuff blows me away.  Suddenly, I’m inspired to paint something!

2 Replies to “Aphrodite’s Crown”

  1. Antoinette says: July 6, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    What an amazing artist! I love how she takes very classical themes and warps them. It reminds me of Alice In Wonderland. Have you seen Michael Parkes? He’s a favorite of mine with a slightly similar style. http://www.michaelparkes.com/index.php?&art=mp
    I love the new ring. I’ve never worn a dangle ring. I always thought they looked like they’d get caught on things and not be comfy. But I’d be willing to take the risk for such a beautiful ring like that. A crown for the Goddess indeed.

  2. Holly says: July 6, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    I’d never heard of Michael Parks. Thanks for sharing!

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