A Fabulous Friday Feeling

I hesitated.  I decided no.  I decided, yes.
Yes, I would actually make a manifesto ring for myself.  This is a hard thing to do.  To take a sheet of silver and cut into it to make something for me.  Silver is expensive.  I'm running a business here!  Never the less, I decided yes.

I have a stone, a simple cabochon, that I have looked at, replaced in a drawer, taken out and looked at some more.  I have decided it will be mine.  I want to make a big ring.  An everyday ring.  A ring that will shout louder than I dare.  A ring that will express a bit of who I am in a country where it is hard for me to learn all the words that would allow me to do this eloquently.

A Manifesto for Me, Cari-Jane Hakes, June 2011
I took one of my Regent's Park leaves and pulled it through my rolling mill.  The print came out so well, its beauty and clarity surprised me.  I have done this texture probably a hundred times.  But there is something about this one that is special.  Perhaps it is the space of neutral silver between the fingers of this leaf.  Perhaps it was the pressure I exerted as I pulled the handle round on the mill.  Either way - its looking rather fine.  I took a quick photo before I bit into it with my saw.  It was a good way to end the week.

Bon Weekend mes amis!