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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

She's got a ring in his nose and a ring on her hand

I don't even remember what song that line came from, but it's there, stuck in my brain forever. It was between that and "I'm so excited, I just can't hide it" because as I was finishing my ring today I was EXCITED! I rarely ever make rings, so as I began to see that this one was going to actually come out okay, I found myself feeling...well...ecstatic! :) Making rings can be difficult. You might start out trying to make a size 6, but by the time it's done, it can morph into a size 7. So I made an effort to make this one smaller than I needed. Sure enough, after polishing it all up, it fit perfectly. I wish I had made the opal's bezel in gold, though. It would have been prettier. But seeing as it was my first ring in well over a year, I didn't think it appropriate to be overly confident.

Last night was my very last filigree class. Oh oh...now I'm on my own. I'm still obsessed with it and have a pair of earrings in the pickle pot, a newly finished pair sitting in my jewelry box and a pendant waiting for a chain and a stone to be set into it. New ideas keep flooding in daily, which I'm drawing on some graph paper for future reference. My new designs, combined with my new acquisitions will keep me happy for a good long time!