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July 19th, 2009

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03:05 am
A year or so ago I got a very lish book about historical rings, with many enticing photos. (I'll post a link later if anyone's keen.)

I've been slowly browsing through it and- wow. So many cool ideas! My current favorite is a "memento mori" ring that would work really well as a pirate ring- it's got a skull, and the shank is 2 stylized bones. I am itching to get out the wax and the carving tools and carve myself a master...

The skull-themed rings where the skulls are lockets that, opened, show a coral or ruby or garnet heart-shaped stone are conceptually really nifty, too.

Had I but world enough and time...! but I'm adding something like this to my "want to do" list.
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Date:July 20th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
That is very cool, I've seen a lot of memento mori little objects and jewellery in a quite peculiar exhibition I went to see several years ago; it was very inspirational, I love this sort of thing, hehe.

But I've never seen those lockets with the heart shaped stone inside, it is a very cool idea. I would certainly like to know what book it is!

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