One thing about Pirates, they love hiding places. Hiding places for treasure and also for maps that lead to their hidden treasures.
While making jewelry, I find many hidden compartments, that with just a few tweaks to the design, could become a feature of the piece.
Here are some photos of my latest piece. It's a Secret Treasure Map Ring. I call it No.5, because I've made several others with different designs, but all hiding a map. If you've been following this blog, you'll recognize that this is a variation of the metal pirate beads I've been making.
By the way, this ring is my first for the Flickr Ring a Week (RAW) Challenge. I've committed to making a ring every week in 2011. In 2010, I was in the Flickr Ring a Day (RAD) Challenge. You can see all the rings I made in 2010 by clicking here.
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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