Monday, 3 pm.
It was a beautiful weekend at Ornament Studio, just busy enough for lively conversation with visitors and yet some time to focus on the workbench. Silvio finished Karen Winslow‘s Grandmother ring.
In a previous article, we talked about her Generations bracelet. The Grandmother ring was the next logical step, wouldn’t you agree? Each circle represents a grandson. Each Circle with a dot represents a granddaughter. This token of a grandmother’s precious connection to her offspring carries within its design the promise of generations to come.
You might find it interesting to note that an online search for the words “gold” and “heirloom” provides several links to Gold Heirloom Tomato seeds. The tomato as genealogy tree. Perfect. For is not the original tomato the mother who bears the seed of generations to come? In fact, for the informed gardener, the heirloom tomato is as valuable as gold. This, of course, provides another analogy: The mother and grandmother as gardeners. They work the fertile soil of childhood with tender advice and guidance and, as the gardener and the tomato, share deep roots with their offspring.
As Karen pointed out a few days ago, when she explained her idea for a Grandmother ring, the circle is at once life itself and the timeless bond between generations.
Silvio’s Workbench – Gold Melting