|Project by jeth||posted 01-31-2016 12:38 AM||790 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a small box I made to house a ring for my daughter. The box is a simple rabbeted construction of Primavera with Spanish Cedar bottom panel and lining, veneered over with Primavera and Roupala (Leopardwood).
It occurred to me that Maya (my daughters name…) was perfectly suited to this, 4 letters and the distribution of the letters allowed me to line up with a pinwheel pattern on the top.
The ring was made from Chiche (Asidosperma megalocarpon) with an inset Opal. I bought a lot of these beautiful stones some years ago and this one in particular was always earmarked for my daughter as it has a heart shape in it. For those unfamiliar with Opals, it’s almost impossible to photograph but when it catches the light it gives off an amazing coloured “spark”...bright red or purple/green dependant on the angle the light hits at.