Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. --- Albert Camus Tourmaline has a magnificent depth and range of colour, reflecting the glowing tones of autumn to perfection. I clustered the various hues into little floral motifs, using crochet techniques in fine silver. But the fall garden is also about ending, fullness of days, completion - the glory of summer drawing to a close, the essence of the next generation safely hidden in seeds that will wait out the long sleep of winter. The single droplet of blood-red ruby symbolizes that distilled abundance, next year's hope and continuation.