Seeing that headpiece on my previous post reminded me that I had one of my twig rings in an accessible place. I first started making these in 1992 when I was studying in Nova Scotia.
We had a project to make a piece of jewellery for someone blind. I always preferred to use unusual materials so I opted for some twigs I had collected (it was autumn) and a bit of twine.
The 1st three twigs were woven together and the fourth was wrapped and bent to form ring-piece which sits over two fingers (like I say, I like to do things differently). The idea was that it could be worn as a decorative ring with the twigs on the outside but could also be turned and worn inside the palm so that the wearer would have the tactile experience of being able to feel the different texture of the wood and weave.
I was aiming to appeal to the sense of smell as well as touch. You can enjoy the sweet wooden smell of the twigs or add a drop of essential oil to the woven section and the warmth of your hand makes the fragrance waft out. It's a really nice piece to wear, there is something really comforting about having your hand closed around it.