So: I made this ring in brass and silver- the little bands actually move!
And the next day I went for a dip in the river and when I surfaced it had left my finger.
Reminder of the impermanence of all things. And also, that the real reward of all art is the process of making it- not the product. Learning how to make my own jewelry changed me, and that’s the part I always get to keep.
So glad I got at least one photo to share!