These early pieces were inspired rockpools.  The oval stone had lovely swirling watery colours and reminded me of looking into a rockpool, so I tried to set it into a pendant with starfish and seaweed.  The seaweed is again similar shapes to Henri Matisse cut-outs.  If I made this again I’d used the rope like loops again but would try to make the starfish and seaweed more visible on the stone side.  With the starfish silver ring I’d also get rid of the firestain and darken the silver to have more contrast.  I always liked the starfish as they were simple to pierce out and were textured just using a nail!


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