This is one of my Inspired by Heritage pieces. It is a ring and is called 'Direction of Travel' and based on ideas about Captain Scoresby Junior. He was captain of a whaling ship and did many experiments relating to magnetism with the aim of improving ships compasses. This is the same Captain Scoresby who did the beautiful drawings of snowflakes that I used for inspiration for earlier work.
This ring is also trying to capture ideas about essentials of life and finding the way home again. It has a tiny working compass embedded in resin together with bits of red thread. The compass did originally say 'water proof' but I sanded the 'proof' bit away just leaving the words water and compass before I embedded it. The compass actually shows up more clearly in this photograph than it does really.