Every day or so when I sit down for work, it's been right there. I like to pick it up and roll it around in my hand. It's a lot to look at up close, so I made sure to take some macro pictures that display that well.
I am a maker of jewelry as well, so when I look at other jewelry I try to deconstruct and then reconstruct the elements of how it was put together. This is the type of handmade craft that is dying to technology, but also dying from a lack of knowledge and dumbed down versions. I see people say the word “filigree” a lot lately, and it has nothing to do with the actual manipulation of fine wire and metal. Which is exactly what this piece is. Without carrying on these kinds of traditions and teaching the next generation the real meaning of “filigree” can be lost. The real technique is beautiful, delicate, and tactile and is not something that can be 3D printed