I love roses, especially my Moje Hammarberg rugosa rose, which is considered an "antique rose". She isn't fussy at all like the hybrid teas, and smells positively heavenly. I keep her just outside my back door, so I can visit often. I love the old-fashioned look of the blooms, and will probably end up making a million of them in silver and other metals. This is my second one, and I've already got another on the bench, along with some rose-petal pendants, and my Mom wants a pair of earrings, so I'm thinking about those.
I also love hammering metal as I've mentioned many times before. I have added several yummy (yes, hammers can be yummy) Fretz hammers to my collection, and am having such fun using them. I think its interesting that the handles are made from a beautiful type of rosewood - maybe that's why my hammer likes to make roses!
The Fretz hammers just feel divine in your hand, and they even smell good! Now I want some stakes and a stake holder....don't even ask how much they cost!
Something else I'm exploring these days is making some new rings with vines, swirls and various embellishments on the shank.
Here is my first of the series - Renaissance Dream, with a deep cranberry colored garnet. This little ring is headed off to the Local Palette Gallery today, along with one of the roses, not sure which one yet.
So that's it for now. Still haven't finished the labradorite ring I started last week, I keep getting distracted - it's the jewelry-maker's attention deficit disorder popping up again!