Monday, August 15, 2011

seasons, cycles, permanence and change











This collection is based on things that seem eternal and steadfast,
yet are changing as time goes on. Cycles begin again and again and yet
something has changed ever so slightly from the time before.

The relationship of the elements, each an enduring part of the whole,
is balanced against the cycle of the seasons providing continuance over
time and change.  The elements are matter, and the seasons are time.

Mountains rise, trees grow, rivers erode, and we age and change.

What appears to remain the same is forever changing.


Seasons
 
























Spring

size 7 3/4





size 8 3/4















Summer

size 9 1/2











size 8 1/4









Autumn
size 9





size 8






Winter

size 8 1/2






size 7 1/4





Elements


Air

size 7 3/4





Water

size 9


























Earth
size 10 1/4




























Fire
size 9 1/2

























I'll be listing these rings in my Etsy store tomorrow.


17 comments:

Ash said...

Breathtaking......



....now go to bed and get some sleep!


*hugs*

WillowMetals said...

Wow, wow, wow! You have been a busy lady! Gorgeous! I love them all♥

DalaHorse said...

Michele.....quite a remarkable collection....so well designed...i can fully appreciate your previous post now.....so much work here. I love spring and earth and winter....just beautiful.

susie said...

Wow! I can't imagine the amount of time and work that went into this collection- it's just breathtaking, each ring a piece of art so perfectly encapsulating the elements and seasons.

mywifesstudio said...

Amazing, beautiful and breathtaking!!!

Feri said...

OMG Michele! All of them are stunningly beautiful and divine!I need to own at least one!!! Can't wait for your shop update:x Feri

Belinda Saville said...

Michele, it is obvious that each piece is thoroughly thought through...each one is so full of soul! I love seeing your inspiration photos next to each piece.

Amazing, inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful work!

Belinda
-xo-

sarah73 said...

hi there i love the one with blossoms on it how much is that one and when is it listed? there all stunning well done!!

Sandi said...

Michele...I don't know what to say...these pieces absolutely fabulous. So much love went into these rings and it shows. WOW...that's all I can say...WOW!

liz r. said...

Those are extraordinary!

littlecherryhill said...

All of those rings are spectacular!!

3dots said...

What an amazing collection and so beautifully made!! Bravo! :)

SpiralStone said...

Thank you so much for all your amazing comments! They mean the world to me :). Michele x

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I am in awe: this collection is breathtaking: I hope you took yourself out for something fancy after that kind of wonderful!!

xo,
Allison

SpiralStone said...

Thanks Allison :). Nothing fancy but I did take a week off to let my hands recover after setting all those stones! Michele x

Marcie Abney said...

These are absolutely drop dead gorgeous and lucky dog whoever picked up the dendritic with the moon. I'm in love.

Suzi Smith said...

absolutely stunning...