‘Praying For Sun’…. Good luck Prayer necklace I made today just wishing for a little break in this cold weather. May it bring you good luck as well. Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/179065586/agate-stone-sterling-silver-handmade
Weather Man said last night 39 days of below zero this winter… Last time that happened in Northeast Wisconsin was in 1976-1977. I was in a diaper. I bet I did not like it then either. I am still running outside to train for a marathon or trying to. You have to be covered up with only your eyes showing and breathing through a scarf. You feel like a huge running ball of yarn.
I have been creating some 18K Gold and Diamond Rings…. This is for a bridal line of jewelry or just for that person who only wears gold. What a pleasure gold is to work with. It’s so ‘workable.’ No wonder people have been using it for thousands of years to make beautiful things. Gold wants to be beautiful.
Now this is a sterling ring with a White Topaz stone. There is one 18K Gold satin finish band in the stack of rings… Look at this stone and see the cuts in the stone. Look at the above diamond… What a difference in the stones. Even in these poor amateur photographs you can tell which one is a diamond. A diamond refracts light like nothing else…. (really it does – it’s amazing. Look it up.) Putting these rings side by side is a laughable comparison. However, you need options… not everyone can purchase a diamond and some people do not want a diamond. I have been purchasing my diamonds from Canada ~ Supposedly conflict free? I am not sure how that is really classified though. I would have to see it in person as they mine and cut them. The story origin of a diamond can be a grizzly tale.
My hands look like a disaster. Wood burning fire-place going non-stop for two months dries out your skin to the point of ‘lizard in the desert’. I will have to hit the spa for a manicure and paraffin wax ~~~~ or not!
That would not be for me. I will take my car mechanic hands any day of the week. It means I do something with them… something I really love.
Friday is Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget your sweetie if you have one. It is supposed to be 27 degrees here on Thursday. If it is I am going outside in a T-shirt.