Friday, March 18, 2011

something new

I am totally fascinated with the beauty of this dry poppy pod. I keep looking at it and turning it around...
Well, it won't be long now - then I will be fascinated by all the green and fresh blooms in the garden. We are being soaked by a gentle drizzle - give us a couple of days of sunshine and mild temps and then it will visibly be spring.



I made a ring for the Ring A Week Challenge - although I am obviously not making a ring every week. But you are allowed to play along, even if you just make an occasional ring.


25 comments:

steufel said...

Mensch Renate, ist der toll!

Palimpa Lim said...

Der Ring ist wunderschön, liebe Renate! Und ich habe einen ganzen großen Straus getrockneter Riesenmohnkapseln in einer Vase, dessen Schönheit (und Patina) mich immer wieder fasziniert. Die frischen, grünen Riesenmohnkaseln sind schon immer so traumhaft in ihrer Form und Farbe. Ein bißchen müssen wir noch auf den Frühling warten, habe ich gehört, aber die Luft ist schon so schön und ich genieße das Mehr an Licht.
Hab einen schönen Tag!

sharon said...

Poppies are my favorite....and this ring is a WOW Renate! I love it, it looks gentle.
Hope you are having a beautiful weekend my friend!

Judy said...

The pod reminds me of a bead cap, very cool! Your ring is awesome, I really like your etch and how you attached the band, it has a graceful look to it.

TesoriTrovati said...

That would make one wicked awesome bead cap, or filled with tassles, or spilling out beads. Awesome! I would keep that in my studio to contemplate and try to imitate as well! Enjoy the day.
Erin

romantic decay said...

Very cool, don't you just love forming metal?!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

Love the ring!

Studio Sylvia said...

Quite a lovely statement Renate. Thanks for showing the back too. I can imagine the pod as a filled article.Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Cindy said...

Hello Renate
I love how you found one beautiful piece from nature and have highlighted it, taking it in to ponder and admire. Wouldn't it looks so pretty done with PMC or something like that?
Your new ring is so cool! You've been making such great new pieces with metal lately!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hermanita,

Isn't it remarkabe how the very simple things in nature always seem to stimulate your imagination and lead to all kinds of wonderful inspirations!!??

Gosh what can I say your metal work just gets better and better!!

Quick note, will write you more later. Had lunch with our favorite "mule" and ohhhhhh my gosh my "envelope" you sent was filled with such beautiful treasures. THANK YOU mi hermanita!!! More gushing to follow!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Esther said...

oh Ren!! what a clever ring!! romantic and natural!! very you!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You have such a way! Gorgeous! that pod is amazing, so faery, of course, hee hee. Have a lovely day! blessings.

Riki Schumacher said...

I love pods too Renate, love them! That one is a beauty. And your ring is gorgeous, great job! I don't think I could do a ring a week, whew. Have fun. Riki

Inge said...

Wunderschöner Ring. Mir gefällt er ganz ausgezeichnet. Ich finde s schön, wie du immer wieder neue Dinge entwickelst und nicht stehen bleibst, sondern immer wieder in eine neue Richtung gehst. Toll...Alles Liebe Inge und dir eine schöne Woche...

Barbara Lewis said...

Both pieces are so organic and lovely! One of my students at Tucson wore some beautiful jewelry to the workshop. She painted on Prometheus, the new bronze clay that doesn't require the carbon and persnickety firing schedule, to some pods she was wearing as dainty earrings and a pendant. Wow! I want to do that! We might want to consider doing it together. Kind of getting an online study group of sorts going where we could share information. Are you interested? Do you think others might be?

Sarah said...

OOO the ring is beautiful~~ I too love dried little pods..so wonderful to photograph and draw! Nice to meet you!
Sarah :)

Sarah said...

Silly me..nice to meet you..geesh..didn't realize who's page it was..was just admiring the work...LOL..sorry hon!
Hugs, Sarah

cat said...

Love the ring! Now, did you emboss
the ring?
Your pod has a lot of potential!

Diana said...

Fabulous ring!! Love how you prong set the stone in your last post...wonderful.
Hugs
Diana

lilylovekin said...

The ring is lovely, how did you get that lacey work on it? It is so pretty. And of course I love the pod, I would love to wear it just the way it is it is beautiful.

Sharon P said...

Just beautiful! I love the rustic simplicity of the whole design.

Valerianna said...

I'm somewhat obsessed, myself with poppy pods. I have one that I use as a rattle. I just LOVE it! I NEED more...

mairedodd said...

those pods are beautiful - a coating of resin might just be the thing - then sanded to remove the shine? and your ring is so lovely...

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I love the dry poppy pod too and wonder what you will make with it?
: ) Lenna

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a lovely lovely ring! your copper work is gorgeous!