A beautiful thing

This beautiful thing was one of my Christmas presents this year. It is a beaten metal bangle made by Welsh artist Ann Catrin Evans. I love it so much. It looks ancient and organic, ordinary and special, all at the same time. I can imagine it falling from the stars at the beginning of time just as much as I can imagine it encircling wrist after wrist as clothes are washed, crops harvested and bread kneaded. I have a funny relationship with jewellery in that I think it looks great but if it gets in the way of the practicalities of life it is soon discarded. I think I am set for a long relationship with this bangle as it is so light and perfectly shaped I barely feel it. Hurray for beautiful things!

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