Ring size 7
Sterling silver, vitreous enamel, 23.5k gold
Hand painted, torch fired, etched, hand fabricated
The inscription reads, "Well, shit. There goes that."
I dreamed once that I was calmly observing the end of days; I felt peaceful as all the stars descended and caught fire in the night sky. This dream was the inspiration for this statement ring. The domed shape makes it look like a little snow globe of doom as an asteroid hurtles toward a hapless city, replete with a 23.5k gold fireball.
I created the enameled scene by "painting" with powdered glass on copper using tiny brushes and needles. I fired the design with a torch to fuse the glass to the metal and added the fireball by cutting and laying a thin piece of 23.5k gold and then firing again to fuse the gold to the glass.
This piece is part of my Tiny Catastrophes series, a collection of limited edition, one-of-a-kind memento mori pieces that explore the fragility of life and our desire to prevent, explain, and control the uncontrollable.