Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, Jason somehow convinced me that it was "take your girlfriend to work day." It was actually kind of fun; he fed me, I learned how to put ends on phone cords, I witnessed the secret life of warehouses, and collected some random bits of metal for a found object project.
Erica Weiner, whose rings are pictured above, makes jewelry from found objects, antique numbered iron nail head from the US Railroad. The numbers on them denote the year the spike was driven into a railroad tie. I wonder how she came across these, maybe her boyfriend works on a railroad and made her come to work with him??