Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I just completed seven rings, all sterling with a dark patina.  Once in awhile we all need something sparkly to put us in a festive mood, right?  I had fun making these.  The first is dendritic quartz, with lovely tree-like formations in it.  On the right is amethyst.  In the middle is my own take on the classic skull, also known in Victorian times as a "memento mori" ring.  The Victorians often wore skulls to ward off death.  "Memento mori" can be translated as "remember that we all must die", in other words cherish life!
Below is a reversible pendant in sterling silver with imperial jasper.  On the other side you can see the full round green cabochon.