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Friday, September 11, 2009

Tom Ferrero / Charity Hall / Karla Poot

While studying in New Zealand, Connecticut metalsmith Tom Ferrero drew inspiration — and materials — from his environment. His "journal rings," showcasing bits of the Kiwi landscape in resin, are engraved with the source coordinates... which I like to think of as having one's birth certificate permanently tattooed.

Above: his cicada ring in silver, gold, copper and resin with New Zealand cicadas and fern leaf.

Here's another ring with a real cicada wing in resin, this time by Arizona's Charity Hall. Also pictured are her green moth ring (with real moth) and a crane fly ring in enamel.

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