Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I didn't know whether I should laugh or cry...


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! 

8 comments:

littlecherryhill said...

oh what a shame that you chipped that lovely stone!! I have been there done that myself. And it is a good excuse to keep it ;)

Sandi/sassyglassdesigns said...

What a beauty...I think I would have cried. Been there, done that!

Anna-Karin Hallström said...

Oh dear... been there, done that. And much much more. Most important thing is to get over it - quickly - and like you, be happy you get to keep it. LOL

Why is it so hard to keep something beautiful for one self?? I don't know how many times I've first decided to keep something... only to change my mind and list it.

Pffft.... we deserve pretty things too!! Right? :)

Michelle said...

love the ring...even with the little chip. and the bands with with brass...just way too fun!
Michelle

Erin Jane said...

I did the EXACT same thing today!! How crazy!! Now we both have one of our own we can keep... :) The ring is beautiful, by the way, chip and all...

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

That sucks that you chipped the stone, but at least you have something gorgeous for yourself now :) There is always a bright side to something awful! The rings with the bands of brass are awesome!

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

Thanks for the comments guys...I am so glad to know I am not the only one that goofs like this...but hey...I have an awesome ring to wear! :)

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, they are all beautiful but the blue on that stone is just simply delish! Fab creation!

I think creating for ourselves is not done often enough! Enjoy your new possession, can't wait to see more!

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx