My time in the jewelry studio on Tuesday was spent making this ring:
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:
This stuff blows me away. Suddenly, I’m inspired to paint something!