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A giant tsunami looms over a tiny city in this catastrophic little ring.

I created this miniature apocalypse by "painting" with powdered glass on steel using tiny brushes and various scraping tools. I fired the design with a torch to fuse the glass to the metal, making the glass painting permanent. The ring setting is also completely hand fabricated from sterling silver sheet and wire, and deeply oxidized and burnished with a brass brush to give it a black appearance. The enameled scene is a about 3/4". It is one of a kind, and it is a size 7.

This ring is part of my limited edition Tiny Catastrophes series of modern memento mori jewelry that explores the fragility of life and our desire to control the uncontrollable.

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I have a small collection of antique poetry books from the late 1800s that I inherited from my great grandfather. Even before I could read, the engraved illustrations of gossamer angels and tempest tossed boats drew me into a grownup world of mortality and miracles. Those images inspired this miniature scene of a tiny shipwreck about to fall upon the cliffs of an unknown land. I set the enamel into a chunky pendant and etched the bezel with the Fisherman’s Prayer: “O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.” . . . “Lost at Sea”, pendant necklace. Enamel, sterling silver. Hand painted, torch fired, hand fabricated. This piece will be available in a shop update soon. Stay tuned for exact date and time. 🖤 . . Look back in my feed to see how I paint my enameled scenes using finely ground glass and water, then heat them with a torch to permanently fuse the glass to metal. . . #instajewelry #instasmithy #instasmith #silversmith #Metalsmith #goldsmith #ladysmith #RioJeweler #SNAGmember #TESmember #metalsmithing #handmadejewelry #handmade #handcraftedjewelry #contemporaryenamel #enamel #enameled #miniatures #enameljewelry #jewelryaddict #jewelrycollector #jewelryoftheday #miniature #oneofakindjewelry #contemporarycraft #artjewelry #mementomori #artisanjewelry #showmeyourjewelry

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