I tend to want to create jewelry rich with texture. Ok, I don't tend, I make jewelry rich with texture. I have a huge collection of hammers & I always am on the look out for more. A girl can never have enough hammers! One of my favorite ways to display these textures is to put an oxidation patina with brushed or matte surface on the piece. While I am extremely attracted to things with this type of finish, I find that not everyone is. People generally respond to shiny bright things more positively than the "dirty" looking (as my mom calls the look I strive to capture!) So, for you magpies out there, here is one for the masses:
Ring a Day Challenge, "Sangria," 15/365, 14 karat yellow & white gold, 1.37ct oval Rubellite Tourmaline.
All of the amazing artists participating in the Ring a Day Challenge can be seen on Flickr.