A Graduation Present

>> Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Garnet Silver Weave - SideGarnet Silver Weave Ring - Other SideGarnet Silver Weave Ring - Back

"Garnet Silver Weave Ring" by Lagaz Designs (Melissa Muir). August 2008. A huge emerald-cut Garnet sits securely within looping prongs. While a glittering weave of sterling silver wraps along the sides. A bold ring, with lots of sparkle!

This ring is for my twin sister, Jacquie. She's finally graduated from her University course, after 7 long years. She took a program through Brandon University called P.E.N.T. (Program for the Education of Native Teachers). It enabled her to continue working at the Junior High as an Educational Assistant, and do her Student teaching. She took time off from our school year, so that she could go back to University during the Spring/Summer courses. It was a long haul, but she made it, with the highest marks in the class!
Jacquie had gotten this lab simulated Garnet about a year ago, intending me to make a ring for her. I wanted to be able to mount the faceted stone a different way, than the way I did my Amethyst ring. While it looks similar at first glance, the looping prongs continue back into the shank of the ring. Makes for slighter bigger ring shank, but a very secure base for the gemstone. It turned out really good, and it looks pretty good on my hand too :P

Jacquie has always wanted to be a teacher, and now she gets to realize her dream this fall. She gets to teach Grade 8 in the school where we both work at, although she's not an EA anymore. I am still though *sigh* Anyways...
She's a very good teacher, strict, but fair, and always tries to make the class excting for the students. Jacquie has a passion that she wants to instill in her students, so that the learning experience is that much more enjoyable.

I am very proud of my Evil Twin, I am very proud in knowing a person like her.
Love you, Jacquie! And Congratulations!


And the Winner is......UPDATE

>> Friday, August 1, 2008

UPDATE :We have confirmation!!! YAY!
New winner: Neen Comment #97
Courtesy of Random.org
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-08-03 23:18:39 UTC

Since my original person did not send a confirming e-mail, I did another draw. For this draw, I removed commenter #60 from my list and used Random.org to pull a number from the new list.
I'll be sending Neen's prize to her Monday. I hope you enjoy the earrings, Neen :)

I had a blast doing this! And I loved the comments. I'm hoping that I will be able to do this again soon. So please check back often :)
I'll link this post to
Bloggy Giveaways in the Mr. Linky so that people can check from there also. Thank you to Bloggy Giveaways for hosting the carnival.

Thank you so much for your support & participating!


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