I started from the plant Atropa Belladonna (or deadly nightshade) a highly toxic plant that has had many uses throughout the centuries, mainly poisoning, but know is used to make Atropine. I was interested in the folklore of Belladonna and how it is thought that the name Atropa was derived from Atropos, one of the three fates in Greek mythology (she was the one that cut the thread of life). More work to come on this subject.
It was the first time that I tried a 'trio' slump....that was fun....lots of watching to make sure it didn't drop too far (wouldn't have fitted in the box!). Also the first time properly using the diamond wheel lathe (mostly on the texture on the turquoise part around the trio).