I love big rings. I've experimented with how big they can actually be. I love wearing big rings - like armour. They speak of occassion and confidence. They are an extreme adornment and represent everything to me that is great about being a woman.
But, I can't stop making these little stacking rings! Granted - if you wear them all together they become a big ring but on their own they have a soothing minimal beauty.
|Moonstone Stacking Ring, Cari-Jane Hakes, June 2011|
I finished this dainty little moonstone beauty yesterday. It is the definition of all that is pure and simple. The stone has the most beguiling opacity to it. A misty pale hue which is rather mesmerising. Of course I couldn't wait to see how it looked with all the other rings!
|Moonstone, Curious Crater and Facet Stacked Rings, Cari-Jane Hakes June 2011|
I also made another 'Curious Crater' ring, a smaller one.
|Tiny Curious Crater Stacking Ring, Cari-Jane Hakes, June 2011|
And here he is with all his friends!
|Facet, Curious Crater, Moonstone and Tiny Curious Crater Rings, Cari-Jane Hakes, June 2011|
I've been trying to unpack what is so delightful about all of this. I think it taps into that thrill I feel at the onset of autumn when I know I can start layering. I don't just have to wear one outfit and one colour. There are leggings and tunics and cardigans and socks and maybe a scarf! Or maybe it just taps into the little girl trying on all your grandmother's rings at once and marveling at the sheer mass of beauty on your tiny fingers.
I'm trying to decide which one to make next!