It's beautiful! Do you find that such a high-karat gold holds up well for rings? I would worry about scratching it up a lot.
interesting David, here's a 2002 link to Barbara's attempt at that Japanese soft wax called 'mitsuro' - http://viewersite.wordpress.com/2002/08/02/mitsuro-collection-©-barbara-heath/
What a great idea! Reminds me of laying around in a field looking for things to do, and wrapping blades of grass around your finger, and also of course, Lothlorien. David you're a master.