Sunday, June 27, 2010

Nothing Like the First Time....




... you complete a ring that was made completely by you, with tools and materials supplied by mother nature and innovation.

This cabochon is the first I felt comfortable setting in sterling and placing in the shop to sell. When I placed it in the ring face it popped into place with such grace, such ease: I've been taught well!

The material is Crazy Lace with an internal drusy pocket: those of you who know me well know that I kinda sometimes cannot bear crazy lace, because it can be super-extra-loco-cokooo-for-cocopuffs crazy in the pattern department, and I like order in banding.

This was the first rough rock I picked up, nearly two years ago, long before I ever knew I'd begin cabbing my own.

I am a lucky girl to have learned this work from an expert in the field and of late I have been receiving kind, encouraging words from some of my lapidary heroes. Thanks :)

It also helps that a dear new friend is learning with me, traveling down these addictive unfamiliar lapidary waters together; a great way to go.

This is a Fire Seedling ring.
It is a size 7
and will be in the Metal Shop a little bit later!

9 comments:

Corinna said...

Congratulations!! You are AMAZING! The proof is in the pudding.

xo

Heather Fawn said...

Allison, it is A- Flipping -MAZING!!!!! You rock, hee hee!!!! Beautiful ring, beautiful stone, captured and created by a beautiful woman!!!!!!

resolute twig said...

It looks beautiful! Congrats! :)

Good Girls Studio said...

I love that it is "super-extra-loco-cokooo-for-cocopuffs crazy in the pattern department"!

I imagine it to be a satisfying plunk when it plops into place :)

{hugs}
Johanna

PS: down in the love dumps & listening to your cd is lifting my spirit, thank you for being you!

kerin rose said...

Allisunny.....this is gorgeous.....!...am impressed with you beyond belief, and well.....so proud!...

ox K

emmy d said...

What a fantastic skill to be learning! I love the vines in the band. (I'm a sucker for hidden intricasies.)

Lynsey Phelps - VerreEncore said...

super lovely work! :)
i'm s l o w l y teaching myself new techniques
but goodness, wouldn't it be nice to have a teacher and friend?

keep up the wonderful creating!

-Lynsey

The Noisy Plume: said...

YAYYYYYY!Y!Y!Y!Y!Y!Y!Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You make momma proud:)

Two Bees said...

Oh how I love Crazy Lace...and that band! How beautiful!