The Dark Sparkly

I really enjoyed making this ring.  As much as I love challenging myself with freeform stones, mechanisms, and new techniques, there’s always something deeply satisfying in returning to the first form of stone setting I learned: a perfectly round cabochon.

This beautiful carnelian had been in my queue for a while, and I love the way it glows in its setting like a thing alive with its very own light.  And of course there’s nostalgia to boot, because it reminds of the the jeweled medallion from The Secret of Nimh.

This ring is currently in my Etsy shop, and is a size 8 to 8 1/2.