Yesterday I showed you my newest treasure map ring. Today I'll show you another treasure map ring that I made in summer of 2009. I usually make the first model in brass or copper, even if I plan on making it in silver. These first pieces serve as a reference for the future - better than any sketch on paper. They also allow me to test my designs.
This is a hollow ring. The secret compartment is the tiny space between the two rings. Just enough for a folded bit of map.
Around the side it says "Bring Me that Horizon". True pirate fans know that is what Captain Jack Sparrow says at the end of the first POTC movie.
Jack Sparrow and his love of rings have really inspired me to create a whole series of hidden treasure map rings.
I plan on remaking this in silver soon. In fact, I've already started it.
Modern day treasure hunting is fun with geocaching. Have you ever done that? I've been thinking about ways to incorporate that into the hiding places for treasure maps.
Hmm...perhaps geocaching deserves a whole jewelry collection of it's own.
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.
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