||[Aug. 16th, 2016|12:19 pm]
specialist jeweller in the area and we went and had a browse and bought these-Ailz's birthday's coming up and so is our wedding anniversary and we both like silver- so I found a |
A manta ray bangle by Nova of Norwich
A bracelet by Shrieking Violet of Potter's Bar- which uses real flower heads
We'd taken a pic-nic with us and couldn't find anywhere pretty to eat it- so eventually we pulled into a lay-by near Ticehurst, unpacked our folding table and chairs and ate by the road side as our parents would have done...
Both pieces are lovely though I'm much more attracted to the flowers than the ray. Is there a special reason for the ray? It's very striking!
No special reason for the ray- it's just unusual- and we like unusual things.
The flowers are my favourite too. Ailz prefers the ray.
Happy birthday to Ailz and happy anniversary to you both. The ray is an interesting piece, but I suspect I'd keep stabbing myself with it! The bracelet is really pretty.
They're both lovely. Congratulations and good wishes to you and craftyailz
I like that you hyphenate pic-nic.
I don't know if I'm right in spelling pic-nic the way I do, but if in doubt about a word of that kind I usually hyphenate.
The ray particularly catches me - it's quite an elegant piece, uncomplicated, yet also with no small measure of artistry involved in crafting those gentle curves.
Nature comes up with the best shapes...
If you like that ray, you'll like our Orcadian pal Roger Philby's work!
His site's down for maintenance at present, but take a look some time when it's back!
Maybe you'd give me a nudge when he's up and running again.
I like that there's a sense of fun and playfulness in both pieces - as well as a more classical beauty!
I love giving women jewellery; there's something rather wonderful about the purely ornamental, non-utilitarian nature of jewellery that really appeals to me. I rarely wear any myself, so I use friends as a reason to buy or make pretty things. (I do occasionally wear my great-grandfather's silver-and-moonstone tie pin, though. But it has to be a pretty dressy occasion for me to punch a hole in a tie, because basically the tie will never be the same afterwards.)
I love jewellery- and buy it regularly- but rarely for myself.
I wear one ring, and I've got various things hanging off chains round my neck- but they're usually under my shirt so not visible.
I love my wedding band - and it feels a bit sad that it's no longer appropriate for me to wear it.
Recently I made a necklace for a friend out of the glass bead fringe of a broken, old lampshade that came with my house.
That's a shame about wedding band. You should treat yourself to a ring that's just for you.
That's pretty. I do like beads.
I'm rather amused by the fact that I've made a necklace out of the remains of an old lamp shade... It sounds more far-out than if looks.
And I have a ring that I can wear; I have my father's gold ring with a flat, square onyx. It's nothing much - but then, heirlooms don't always need intrinsic value.
I love the manta ray! So cool.