I have a bit of a pet peeve when it comes to the misuse of words. For example, when the word "organic" is used to describe jewelry that doesn't contain any organic components.
I know, I know. When people use this term they mean that it looks organic, or that the design evolved naturally, whatever. I think a better term in these cases is "rustic". But that's my problem right? :)
Having said that, there is something sort of natural about this ring design. It was inspired by a ring that was on the cover of Art Jewelry magazine several months ago. I even got to acquire a new tool to make this ring! A ceramic ring holder for soldering. Super cool.
As I was making it, adding a ball at a time, I began to think of barnacles attaching themselves to a host. And I just can't think of anything else now but barnacles. So there you have it. The Barnacle Ring!
It fits my finger like a glove, so I'm going to keep this one for myself. After the first ring in this style, I need to do a little tweaking in the fabrication process. But I like it, and I think I'll make more.