I have a thing for sculptural jewelry, and sometimes the coolest pieces are right in my own backyard.
This is a handmade metal and glass ring I found at The Muse, a hip* local artists' boutique on Market Street in downtown Frederick. The ring caught my eye for being industrial and graceful at the same time. It has a wonderful elongating effect on the hand.
These photos were taken a year ago, before I discovered the joy of regular manicures, hence the terrible state of my nails. (Lifelong chronic nail-biter. Nail polish is my beauty and my sanity.) The leather wristband is also from the shop, and it's made from recycled leather. Wait till I show you the shop's handmade fountain pens.
*I really try not to use that word.