Retro Red Ring in Silver and Enamel
The story behind this ring goes like this
Yesterday Care was at the studio, having her smithing lesson, and feeling very much like a sloth...with many half made pieces in front of her. She was becoming even more slothy-frothy as the minutes dragged into hours and while observing all the other arists buzzin around her in a frenzy of work she became anxious. She became stiff and felt very black and white with a touch of grey inside. Nothing seemed to be jump starting her creativity. It was starting to make her feel panicky (she is a very highly driven gal who is a bit too hard on herself).
She went for a walk outside in the gorgeous blue-sky day in Old Town Alexandra. In front of her was the Potomac River... she thought- such history in this town - she passed a sushi bar and realized she's never tried it. Her thoughts were scattered (much like this story)She even thougth about Jodi, her smithing buddy who sits to her right (Care's left ear is deaf, did you know that?), who she carpools with and was busy back in the studio making an intricate ring.
(please don't leave yet- I'm really getting to my point :-)
Upon returning to the studio she began to wander about and see what her fellow students were whipping up. And then it hit, like prozac with coffee after a long sleep, like a serendipidous moment when someone holds out their hands and says "pick one" and you know there's chocolate in both hands! It was Cecilia. (don't you love that old song???) She had made many many (and I'm going to add a bunch of these --->!!!!!!<----) Many little round domed colorful pieces of enameled cabochons!!!!
My brain lit up, and I began to feel giddy...I wanted to lick them all! I wanted to put them all in rows and stare and stare.
(okay, first person...)
You can imagine the rest of the story, I hunted Cecilia down (she was trying to get some work done, sorry Cecilia!!!), cornered her and just to get me away from her- she offered me SIX. I have 6 of these amazingly bright colored pieces of enameled cabochons. Actually she's just an incredibly sweet woman, and very talented. If you could see the pieces she was making...I just fell in love with them!
I've spent today fulfilling an Etsy order, resizing some rings for Mark, and getting the 14k Rose Gold Spinner Wedding Ring ready for its debut tomorrow.
And in between I had to play....and here she is...
This is my hibiscus my daughter gave me years ago, back in the corner of the kitchen it loves best. One little bloom left. I love her, and I love Angelica.
This is hubby making beef stew in our slow cooker. He doubled the recipe, and then some. (pre-cooked) All I can say is my tummy has been a happy camper for a couple of days!!! (I love my hubby)