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Silver [Aug. 16th, 2016|12:19 pm]
Tony Grist
Ailz's birthday's coming up and so is our wedding anniversary and we both like silver- so I found a specialist jeweller in the area and we went and had a browse and bought these-


A manta ray bangle by Nova of Norwich

and



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...
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2016-08-16 12:45 pm (UTC)
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!

Happy anniversaries!
:)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-16 03:16 pm (UTC)
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.

Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2016-08-16 02:19 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-16 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-08-16 03:04 pm (UTC)
They're both lovely. Congratulations and good wishes to you and craftyailz.

I like that you hyphenate pic-nic.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-16 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

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.
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2016-08-16 07:03 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-17 08:24 am (UTC)
Nature comes up with the best shapes...
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From: cmcmck
2016-08-16 07:54 pm (UTC)
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!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-17 08:24 am (UTC)
Maybe you'd give me a nudge when he's up and running again.
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From: cmcmck
2016-08-17 01:41 pm (UTC)
Will do!

I love his work!
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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2016-08-16 09:45 pm (UTC)
I like that there's a sense of fun and playfulness in both pieces - as well as a more classical beauty!

Well chosen.

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.)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-17 08:30 am (UTC)
Thanks.

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.

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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2016-08-17 08:58 am (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-17 07:54 pm (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: sorenr
2016-08-17 08:54 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-08-17 08:32 am (UTC)
I love the manta ray! So cool.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-17 07:54 pm (UTC)
Aerodynamic, eh!
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-08-17 07:18 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-08-17 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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