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Rancho Gordo Beans

Friday, January 11th, 2008

For some time, I have been pondering expanding my jewelry skills into the world of food and wine. The wine part was easy, having made and and exhibited pieces based on Champagne tins. Then it hit me; walking into my pantry, I spied my voluminous collection of Rancho Gordo beans. Steve Sando, a good friend of mine, is the purveyor of these jewel-like legumes and the inspiration of setting a stunning bean as one would set a precious gem, was too good to pass up…

I started with a Scarlet Runner as a ring and a few Christmas Limas to be set in earrings. The earrings are proving to be more a challenge in the setting but at least I finished a ring!