Not as in boo-hiss.....BOO! as in ACK! Scary!
No, I don't have the wrong holiday.
Yes, I know its not Halloween.
When this post posts it will be St Patty's Day.
I get it.
But since I have been somewhat quiet, I figured this post might startle you, hence the BOO!
Did I scare ya'?
so what have I been so busy with?
Oh goodness -- well, first of all there is the house situation.
Most of you know that I've listed my house for sale - the whole house selling and house hunting thing is a little overwhelming. SO much to do! So many people to talk to, things to figure out, papers to sign, contracts and agreements to be made.....truly, a lot of schtuff.
On top of that, my laptop died. *sniff* *sniff*
Its at a repair place - but they want beaucoup bucks to fix it......and rather a lot just to pull the data off of it. (100 for the data) I paid for the data, but now they need an external storage 'thing' to put the data on since it exceeds their 2 DVD maximum. I did find my external storage device (yea, there's the word I was looking for) but none of the cords I have for it seem to make it work. BAH!
I also have a cold. Well, I HAD a cold which pretty much went away, now I have a raging sore throat that I had been attributing to PND, but am now wondering about things more malevolent than that - like strep. BAH!
And, on top of ALL of THAT..........it appears (has been discovered, determined....something) that I am to be a Grandmother.
Uh, YEA, that is what I said!!
I can not be old enough to be a grandmother.
But, on second thought - yea, wekk, ok, so I am. I had my daughter relatively young and now she is having her first relatively young.
So I'll be a grandma (or grandmother, or grammy, or something) at age 43.
My first is to be a boy.
That's Eden (apparently) (and probably tentatively - not sure how set they are on the name)
I guess it is no surprise with ALL of that going on that I haven't been at the bench much in the past couple of weeks. I need to remedy that really soon as I have my first spring show coming up and as long as I'm healthy - I plan on being there!
I've lagged behind in getting things posted to, and for, RAW - but I did snap a few photos of this unfinished ring. It really needs more clean up and a good polishing -
and then I need to determine if I want to LOS it. (I know! I know! I'm an los-aholic)
This does sparkle really nicely though -- even without being properly finished.
Between the texture and the faceted stone -- *S*P*A*R*K*L*E*!
Its a really big ring.
Like kind of enormous - not in terms of the setting, which is sweet and petite considering what I'm known to make - but the whole ring, the shank -- the metal.
Its 18 gauge sterling with the band being a little more than 3/4 inch wide.
To me, that is pretty big.
I did wear the ring for a whole day though and it wasn't uncomfortable. A little 'different' but not uncomfortable.
The one part that WAS a little uncomfortable was the stone setting itself which I soldered on a bit low and creates the pressure point for the entire ring. So I have a small circle imprinted on my finger. (well, I did - its gone now).
The ring band may also end up being filed a bit to narrow the overall width.
What do you think?
Do you like really wide banded rings?
How wide is your limit?