Today was a long and interesting day. It all started with me waking up at 4:00am to study for a test and finish typing a summary that was also due. I got three hours of sleep! The test went well, I think, and the summary was finished in time. Then it was time to submit to the Student Annual Juried Exhibition. I think we hear back tomorrow....I am anxious to find out. After that, I took an hour and a half nap on my desk. I woke up with a crick in my neck.... Anywho, then it was time to teach class. After class, we had seminar meeting and went to the textiles studio. It was awesome! I don't get over there enough. I enjoyed looking at Joanna and Lauren's work. I fell in love with the work of a student that was hanging on the wall... Lauren said it was the work of a senior guest named John I think. I am going to go back tomorrow and chat with him. I MUST have one of his pieces... maybe he will be interested in trading!
Anywho, that brings me to today's ring..... This ring is dedicated to Dave! (one of my friends here in Ohio). He really likes dinosaurs, and so this ring is for him. I have always wanted to make a puzzle type ring, and this is my first attempt. I am not really good at woodworking, so I did the best I could. I cut all the pieces out with my jewelers saw. The exotic wood plank scraps were given to me by Mike Levine at Winthrop University about 5 years ago. I have kept them ever since! I am not totally sure of the names of all of them, but I believe that the side planks are Wenge, the Main horizontal planks are Purple Heart, The dinosaur is Bloodwood? or Redwood? or Rosewood?... who knows. After I cut them out, I filed and sanded until they all fit together. Then I waxed them all with some paste wax.
Materials: Exotic wood
Dimensions: 2.25 x 2 x 1.25 inches