The Sephardi custom to use fresh herbs for havdalah inspired me to expose the spices and feature them in my havdalah designs. The beauty of rosemary, myrtle, cloves, and cinnamon sticks is not hidden inside the spice box; rather it is an integral part of the design. Some are shaped in architectural structures – a homage to the traditional “spice tower” boxes. The designs for the wine cup, used in the havdalah service, reflect the many traditions regarding how the cup is held. Some clasp it by its sides; others cradle its base; or embrace it close to the heart. For havdalah, the wine is higher than the silver edge of the cup, in keeping with the custom to pour more wine than is needed, as a symbol of blessing.