Introducing the Barnacle Ring, in amongst other things.

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?