Justified & Ancient
- Nov 25, 2013
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Some music to accompany the project (XTC forever):
Oh he's lovely! Leaf Crown + Leaf Mask + either Spouter or Hirsute, depending on the two short fronds near his mouth.Okay,
So here is the Green Men Ring to scale seen from the side with the emerald eyes and one of the emerald brains(?) in the pic too! The leaves at the head would hold the gem along with the Green Man on the other side. I looked at a number of historic depictions and also wanted to keep face and vegetation readable from some distance. The eyes can be inserted from the side and then secured and set in place with the lids bent over them like prongs on a regular ring! I can even drill holes behind eyes to make them look more realistic and sparkly, as Belcher shanks have.
I'm so happy you are liking the design! It's so much more fun to share the process of art! I picked up a few more emeralds for more rings. I really like emeralds (and rubies and sapphires). "Stay away from eBay" is my mantra for a bit, until a bunch of things are done first. I managed to get in at a time when there were a LOT of good gemstones up for auction so I went for it. Worth it too, because now none of those sellers are auctioning stone anymore, having realized that they were losing money Big Time. This is good, because now I don't need to buy any more stones but for an occasional emerald. I became addicted to unheated translucent Guinea Rubies for a while (purple crack, really), and auctions are a real rush --especially if you know certain techniques that have served me well. It turned out to be a good investment and will give me something to mess with when I am older.So much green man adornment is same old same old. Bought in pressings stuck to. say, a nice lump of green semi-precious stone. But this... I am SO pleased an artist is tackling the image!!!!