Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying the first signs of Spring- I'm certainly feeling more cheerful since the sun started to shine and daffodils popped up in the garden.
I have some new woodland rings in the shop which were inspired by my walks during the winter time. It was dismal trudging through the mud with the dog every morning, but this made me notice the colours of the berries and glistening dewdrops- Mother Nature doing her thing when it was least expected! So whenever I had the chance I doodled down some ideas in the hope that I could start making some designs in the new year.
I carved a few different ring designs in jeweller's wax. I hadn't made many wax castings for stones so it was a bit of a learning curve.
I was pretty excited to get the castings back. I had already chosen a few stones to set- deep red garnets and rubies and blue iolites to depict berries; and iridescent stones like labradorite and moonstone (my favourites!) to portray glistening dew drops on branches.
I was really inspired by the lichen on the bare branches and loved building up these organic textures for these lichen rings.
I love how the colour of rubies and iolites compliment gold and silver- the colours are perfect for depicting berries on winter branches.
I hope you like them! I'm currently in the process of making a few new celestial jewellery designs and hope to share these with you over the next couple of months.