Sunday, May 30, 2010
In my last post, I wrote about sketching out new designs. Well, here's the work in progress.
When it's finished, it'll be going to Hope.
Hope has been waiting for this ring for a long time. She wanted to another ring in my shop but someone beat her to it. Then we spent a couple months looking for a cab until we found one that she liked on eBay. Then she had to wait a week for the auction to finish. (Luckily I won it - which doesn't seem to happen a lot for me.)
So when I got the cab I drew a few sketches and she decided she liked design #5. Unfortunately, that design required beaded wire that I didn't have.
It then took another couple of weeks, but when I got home on Friday, I was so happy to see the long awaited box of supplies sitting by my front door. (With TWO dog biscuits on it. The UPS man always leaves a biscuit for Indy and a biscuit for MooShu.)
Now FINALLY I have everything and, as you can see, her ring is on my workbench right now. It's still a little rough, but with some filing and tumbling, it should look pretty good, I hope.
And here's a few more items on my workbench this weekend.
The "Pick a cab and design your own ring/pendant" listing in my Etsy shop turned out better than I expected. It turned out so well, that I won't be accepting any more custom orders until I get these out the door! But I'm definitely planning to run it again in the near future.
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