Thursday, October 25, 2012

Where to Begin


To be truthful I'm just sitting here wondering where to begin, while I was thinking, the big green ring keeled over :)

I think you should all just pack a lunch and come over.....

*sold Wintergreen

 Maybe the best way to begin is to do so slowly..... I fell in love with this gorgeous stone on Saturday the stone cutters tell me it's varasite from Utah though I don't think I've ever seen one like this, I love the little spray of plant life displayed, like pressed flowers.


One of my experiments this week was to make this pretty chain element in which to frame the stone. The band is narrowish and textured, the ring is size 7.5

( *sold Sunrise size 8 )..... ( *sold First Frost size 7)......( *sold Small Wintergreen size 8)

Okay well I was just feeling overwhelmed, back to being whelmed.....

mookaite jasper, rutilated quartz and  faceted chrysoprase are the stones on 12 mm wide bands.


 Oh the bands, the bands are SO pretty..


floral, with a vintage feel.

 Fire size*sold 7.75.....Pueblo*sold size 8........Condor *sold size 9..... Chaparral size 7.5

Then there were saddles, oh how I enjoy building these rings, each stone has a little personality, you know like the fainting Wintergreen, so each one enjoys a little one of a kind band. The stones in order are Noreena Jasper, Laguna Lace (looks like cliff dwellings), Condor Agate and Texas Plume Agate.

  Bands of distinction...


down to the smallest detail.

andddd I made a pair of fox tails, you knew I would..

Thank you for being here!

The End xo Ro

43 comments:

  1. Ha ha. That's perfect, really. And they're all so beautiful.

    What about a pot luck? My culinary skills extend to about five dishes, one of which is a pretty good apple crumble!

    xxx

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    1. Gosh, Ro...those wintergreens...what color. And those bands are perfect, as always! xxx

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  2. Maybe we should get a gourmet pizza, seriously, this is too much!!!

    xoxo

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  3. I'm on my way, although it might take a while since I live in Washington :)
    The rings are awesome!!! The green one probably just fainted from all the excitment.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. True, I think she was becoming exhausted listening to that squeaky squirrel cage in my head.

      See you in 2 days, I'll keep some coffee on! :)

      You can car pool with Ash...

      Happy Thursday to you, I'm gonna get organized, I promise :)

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    2. Totally! (I hardly ever drive on the other side of the road, anymore...but should tack on an extra day, just to be safe.)

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  4. Yes! I vote for gourmet pizza, followed by Ash's crumble :). Am packing my bags as I type.....

    Carlene, you are funny! I like the way you think.

    Ro, these rings are amaaaaaaazing!

    XO

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  5. he heeee!! hee haw......I'm in a mood, come over so we can laugh all day!

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  6. Hey...wait for me!
    It may take me about a week...can I bring my dog friends too? ( I need company for the drive.)

    I like potluck, pizza, you name it and I'll pack a surprise.

    See you soon. Can't wait to meet you all and see all that lovely jewelry in person.

    : )

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    1. Believe it or not, it's "shorts" weather here today...75 degrees!
      One last summer day, the snow it on it's way!

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    2. Lookin' forward to meeting you too, Cinder :) !

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    3. Oh this is cool!!! Two nice ladies, xoxoxo

      I WISH snow was in our forecast! zzzzz bang, I like the drama in the big changes.

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  7. Ha ha! You guys are cracking me up! :)
    Beautiful rings!
    And I'll take pizza anytime! ;)

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    1. MMMM I like the pizza with artichoke hearts!!

      I'll pull some persimmons down!

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  8. I'm IN, and I'll even bake one of my special chocolate cakes for the occasion--with or without a Kahlua soaking, you call it--oh, maybe HALF the cake saturated and the other half left virgin....

    And I like a ring that likes to relax--hahaahaaaa!!!!

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    1. I don't think there are any virgins here....I would saturate the whole thing, Caroline.
      (ha haaaa!)

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    2. LOLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

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    3. HAHA! You're too much, Lisa. I just choked on my Oaty Bites!!!

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    4. Heeheeheeeeeeee, Lisa!!!!! Extra for you!!!!

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  9. HAAAA haaa here's what I like CHOCOLATE CAKE, I'll take the virgin half.

    I'm glad you all know I'm a loon.

    Me too that ring! heeeeeee heeee!! zzzzzzz

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  10. Shorts?????? Good grief, I'm in fleece here, with wool coming next. Anyone I can pick up along the way from the northern plains to sunny, southern CA????

    :-)

    and if you're going to take HALF the cake, Ro, I'll bake two. Heeheeheeeee!!

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    1. Bahahaha! (I think you'd better, Caroline.) =)

      Pizza...great idea! I'll bring plenty of fresh apple cider from the orchards!

      Shorts! So weird...especially as I type this wearing my fingerless mitts!

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    2. Me too, Ash!!!! Chilly day at the office and the wind is blowing across the border from Saskatchewan....

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    3. Yes nice and warm per usual, no snow in the forecast. Mmm cider!!

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  11. Yup Half, well maybe not, I've sampled your rich, delicious cake, that WILL warm you up, I call it the chocolate burn :)

    ever so sunny here

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  12. Hey, I like the revisions to this post that keep popping up....a blogpost-in-progress....

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  13. Me too, I like it when you tawk amongst yourselves, like a pot luck!!

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  14. Oh Ro, your fox tails are great!

    I'll be there for that yummy chocolate cake.
    Maybe I should bring "real" Buffalo chicken wings.
    I'll throw in some of our extra snow too!

    I'm not surprised that your rings are selling like hotcakes. : )

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  15. Thank you Cinder!! NOW I'm hungry, it's lunchtime and I missed breakfast, those wings!! oh YES! and snow and hot cakes!!!

    :D :)

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  16. I cannot miss this potluck party!!! You've all made me laugh with your back & forth comments :))

    All gorgeous rings! ALL of them!!! And the fox tails! xoxoxo

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    1. Priscilla, I'm with you and Cinder on those foxtails--too cool!!! The foxes around here will be wanting their OWN GalleryDarrow tails now....

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    2. It wouldn't be a party without you Pricilla, you can be in charge of the Texas bbq ;)

      afterwards I'll show you my fox tail!

      xoxo

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  17. Oh lol, lol....I almost feel left out, thank goodness Ro has cleared the trail!
    I'll be there as soon as I can hitch a ride on the next carriage coming thru town. I just can't get up on my horse just yet!
    Luv ya;ll

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  18. Awwwww superduper Deb! I'm SO glad you're feeling a bit better. Sending Churro with the wagon :)

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  19. Can I bring the babe???! ;) the green stone is most assuredly chrysoprase with dendrite inclusions - beautiful!!! Xo

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  20. Absolutely Allison, the babe is most welcome, a treat! We can use the food processor, persimmon puree!. The stone I'm sure is mistaken by the sellers, so lovely.

    xoxo

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  21. I'm always late to the party... I make really good coffee and cakes, potlucks too. Oh, well, perhaps I deserve some fox tails for dessert. Hugs to all of you lovely ladies. You made me laugh out loud in my corner of the world this morning. What a great start of the day! Btw I'm freezing here in Poland, with my boots and wool on. I'm supposed to see the very first snow today...

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    1. We couldn't very well have a party without you Magda!

      Oh winter has arrived, you will enjoy our sun, bring some ice for the tea :)

      xoxox

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  22. Ro,
    I know I'm repeating myself, but your work is sooo gorgeous. AND, as gorgeous as you are, you should be modeling your work!! You really need to train Banjo to work that camera ;)
    Thanks for a week of great posts and have a fun weekend, xoxo, Rae.

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  23. Awwww well thank you Rae, for always being so sweet. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

    xoxoxo

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