The Cosmic Dust Process

I created this series of rings from 316 stainless steel tubing and recycled 18kt yellow gold dust and filings. I love how one single gold dust grain can fuse to the steel without pooling onto another group of grains. Although it doesn’t happen often, the resulting appearance is what I think of as ‘The Quiet Universe’, in that most of space is empty except for possibly some kind of dark matter and across the vast and empty light years spread far and wide are (relatively) tiny pockets of matter, some in the form of solar systems, black holes, globular clusters and the occasional lone spec of interstellar dust. It’s so quiet. So quiet. and still. I look forward to branching out into necklaces, earring and bracelets as well as including meteorite in lieu of the stainless steel.