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Short Stories: El Torreon Pebble Ring

Sep 6, 2012

by lachicadelosanillos

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Here at Etsy, we believe that the story behind an object is often just as fascinating as the object itself. Short Stories is our series dedicated to telling the tales behind extraordinary pieces found or created by Etsy sellers. 

Today, Sarah of lachicadelosanillos shares the poetic origins of this eye-catching ring.

This is a unique and unrepeatable piece. To make it, I placed the pebbles on a sand surface. Using fine tools, I created an empty space around the stones and poured in molten metal, using a method that dates to the Bronze Age.

Since I was little, I’ve liked to collect small stones. I keep them in bags marked with the date and place where I picked them up, and sometimes I add little notes on the weather or my mood that day. Some have been lost, others appear unexpectedly in a drawer somewhere. There are times when I even pick up stones in the park while I’m walking my dog??, and other times, even years, when I do not pick up anything, even though I am far away from home.

These two stones were picked up at Benicassim, on the beach of El Torreon (the tower) in April 2010. We were taking a family walk at sunset. The dogs ran playing along the shore, while we enjoyed the cool breezes. It is a pleasant memory carried in the stones of this ring.

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3 Featured Comments

  • TEJIDOS

    TEJIDOS from TEJIDOS said 5 years ago Featured

    This shows you there's art and beauty everywhere we go. And you're right when you say having a backstory makes an item even more interesting.

  • leeannasjewerybox

    Leeanna from LeeannasJewelryBox said 5 years ago Featured

    My friend loves collecting stones. I love the idea of dating and marking where you found them. I will suggest that to her. Plus the old world look of the featured ring is very appealing. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • thewomensrepublic

    Sara Brazil from SararaVintage said 5 years ago Featured

    I love things that are made with care or attention. This ring is about the process and the experience which has been transformed into a ring via the pebbles. Is so organic yet modern. Thanks for your thoughts!

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