Coiled steel tornado ring with amethyst crystals
Today's ring began with the idea of creating a spiral coil in a vase-like shape. I wasn't sure when I began what I would put in the center, but I had an idea of it functioning sort of like the vases in new VW Bugs. Instead, when I finished the steel coil shape it seemed to cry out to be stuffed with an explosion of something extraordinary, hence the raw amethyst crystals. Two crude materials transform each other, I think.