Sunday I was working on this ring and I was SO excited about it...I mean giddy excited. Kyanite is one of my favorite stones and I was so excited that my attempt at putting the silver accent balls all around the bezel was successful. It was certainly an exercise in patience. I was even thinking, "maybe I should just keep this for myself..." and then quickly dismissed that thought because it was really in my opinion one of the prettiest rings I have made in awhile.
So I am carefully running the burnisher along the bezel with a huge grin on my face...and then my hand slipped...and the stupid burnisher chipped the Kyanite. And this is the point where I wasn't sure if I should cry (well not really) or laugh. I mean, I had an excuse to keep it now right!? So I laughed. And now I have a new ring. There have been several times where I have met someone and told them I make jewelry and of course the first thing they ask is "really!? what do you make?" and I have none of my jewelry on so I give them my card and tell them to check out my shop...horrible opportunity lost and frankly...embarrassing. So now I will have something to wear.
See the big chip right there towards the bottom??? And it is not just a surface scratch...you can really feel it when you run your fingers along it.
I mean look how good it looks on!!!!
Ok, I am over it. Promise.
I also finally got some ideas
on how to use some brass sheet I got in Philadelphia and made these rings...
I am excited to make something else using the ball accents around the bezels. I am thinking that I am going to be doing that a lot. And I have a lot more ideas for the brass sheet too...now all I need is time! One of my resolutions (because it is only a week into January and I have a lot of them) is to spend a lot more time making jewelry...
Here is to sticking to our New Years resolutions!