>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I made a new piece of jewelry, that has been in the works forever. It's a very special ring for a good friend from iATCs.com.
ANg requested a ring from me a looong time ago, but with me being sick, super busy, broke and what have you I finally finished it. ANg wanted a broken heart ring, as a remeberance for her and her baby, so the closest I came to was a Split Heart ring.
Here is my initial drawing plan (you'll probably need to click on it):
I really struggled putting it together. This is one of the instances where theory is so much easier than the practical. Initially the heart halves were going to be smaller, but they got lost against the wire weaving, so I made them bigger, and put more Swarovski crystals in. It really makes a statement now! It's adjustable to a point, so it can be a bit bigger when you need it.
I enjoyed making this ring for ANg. She really gave me a challenge to do something this special for her. I thought alot about her and what this ring would mean while I was making it. So it has a part of me in it, but lots of ANg too! She also inspired me to make a whole heart ring, which I hope to make very soon.
For those of us who need healing, remembering or inspiration, whether it be from ours or someone else's, that's what our hearts are for.