Do you remember this photograph? I took it a couple of weeks ago (see here
). I caught it in my 'net'.
The image inspired some musings, some experiments, some buffing and polishing until this emerged from my polishing tank!
|The Barnacle Ring, Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2011|
|The Barnacle Ring, surface detail, Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2011|
The 'rock' is made from a nugget of solid sterling silver. With a little touch of brass the whole ensemble has had a little bit of warmth blown into it.
Elsewhere today, I caught the moon....
|'Oh that I could take the moon from the sky...' earrings by Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2011|
Working with silver is like making things out of moonlight. The metal has a luminosity and clean pure glow that you can't get with any other metal. These earrings are a homage to this quality. They are full of romance and promise.
|'Oh that I could take the moon from the sky...' surface detail, Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2011|
Where I grew up in Scotland I was able to write my diary some nights by the light of the moon. What a magical kind of light that was! Just imagine all the secrets that have been kept and told in the light of the moon. It makes you wonder, doesn't it?