Using shibuichi, a traditional Japanese alloy, inspires Lee Rumsey Haga’s work. In her Distant Hills of Edo brooch, the “journeys of farmers, monks, and Samurai to the old Japanese capitol of Edo is re-created for me in the many ‘hills’ of the Morissonite jasper.” The 2-1⁄2 x 1-3⁄4-in. (64 x 44 mm) piece also features 14k gold, sterling, and brass. Photo by Hap Sakwa. This piece appeared in the May 2011 issue of Art Jewelry.