I'm drinking my coffee and listening to "Rosetta Stoned" by Tool. This has become a bit of a routine...it's a good morning coffee song. Well, it's a good song period, but I need music with energy this time of day.
The last ring I posted about pales in comparison to the challenges I had with this one.
Is it unprofessional to write about my woes and difficulties? I'm curious about other perceptions. I likely won't stop, I think it's important to document what I'm doing right now. If that involves having difficulties (doesn't everything?) so be it. I hesitated for a long time in asking for tips and advice on the etsy forums. I thought it would make me come off as a newbie metalsmith who shouldn't be selling their work if they have questions.
But then I realized that was ridiculous. Who cares if I have questions? Everyone has questions. Who cares if I don't know how to do EVERYTHING? Even master metalsmiths still have things to learn. I have been doing this on and off for nearly 9 (oh wow) years. I'm proud of my work. I'm perfectly ok with admitting that I have
So, onto this ring. As hard as it was (the first bezel wasn't quite tall enough for the dome, so I had to cut out the stone, get the bezel off, and start over...ugh) I'm actually quite attached to this ring. Maybe it's the story behind it. Everytime I put it on or look at it I get a bit nostalgic.
[maybe I should be a marine biologist because I am in love with the ocean.]
Oh, the ring, you say? Here it be.