This is the ring I created for the Monterey Metal Arts Guild http://www.mbmag.org/ exhibit currently showing at the Pacific Grove Art Center in Pacific Grove, Ca. The title/theme of the show is “Sanctuary” and this seemed a good title for the ring as well.
The unusual piece of abalone shell was selected because it reminds me of the look of the dawn light on the ocean surface on a peaceful morning. Living within sight of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary is a blessing and a daily reminder of how lucky I am to be near such beauty. In fact, from my bedroom window I can watch the dawn arrive and see how the color reflected on the bay changes from moment to moment. Morning is my favorite time of day!
The silver bezel and ring band were roller printed using a texture plate I created by photo etching an image of seaweed I took at Asilomar Beach.