Rock Pool Ring

I've wanted to make this ring for a long time.  Some how, I always too busy with something else, chunks of labradorite, eskimos, sketchbooks and butterflies - you know how it is.  In amongst all of these other projects, the form of this ring would rise and fall in my conciseness.  It would be doodled and scribbled and forgotten again.

Rock Pool Ring, Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2011
Then, there must have been some kind of 'high tide' which washed all the detritus away.  A clean sweep of space and time and a bit of remembering and recalling meant that THIS ring finally got made.

Rock Pool Ring, Cari-Jane Hakes, December 2011
It is a delicate little thing.  Neat tiny spheres of silver 'pebbles' emerge from the deep and darkness.  The band that it rests on is a light 2mm sterling silver circular wire.  This ring is an impossible contrast of lightness and darkness which makes is all the more magical.

I took these pictures in the fading light.  The storm clouds have been gathering along with the wind.  Tonight it will build and build until it hits hurricane speed in the early hours of the morning.  We will probably loose power but hopefully our roof will stay put.

I will see you on the other side mes amis.  Bonne Nuit.