Wednesday, 1 September 2010

ooh get me i commissioned a piece of jewellery

Do you remember how i won a customised ring
in a blog giveaway last year?


http://maximumrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/06/hand-made-goodies-in-post.html

here it is below i LOVE it and wear it everyday


i think it is a great example of how blog giveaways work as a selling tool
because i liked it so much that i ordered one for my cousins 18th birthday
then my daughter liked my cousins so much i ordered one for her!
My cousin ordered one for her friend and my daughters friend also has one on her wish list!
it's like a domino effect!!!

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Anyway down to business!
it was my 40th birthday in July
and i wanted something special to commemorate it

so i looked on Etsy at silver stacker rings and found loads of pretty ones
i decided i wanted a stack of rings with three gem set ones
i researched birthstones
a ruby for me and my partner
an opal for my daughter
and a turquoise for my son
so then i got in touch with Nic of Murano Silver,
it was fun having a little rally of emails sorting out the details

Nic sent me photo's of gemstones she had in stock

when she had set the stones in bezels she sent me another photo
showing me a choice of ring bands with the stone blue tacked on



i had a choice of hammered or bark texture for the stone set rings


"bark"

"hammered"

i decided on hammered for the gem set and bark for the spacer rings

and then i waited

and today they arrived!


ooh twinkly!

and sparkly!

all together

or just the trio

i can't stop looking at them!

what i great experience from start to finish

thanks so much to Nicola for making me
exactly what i wanted

and a huge thank-you to Derek
for buying them for me :D xxx


http://www.muranosilver.com/


11 comments:

Jane Eccles said...

they are fab !!!

Kitty Ballistic said...

They're really beautiful, I love the different textures together.

toady said...

Gorgeous.

Kitschy Coo said...

My mum has a gemstone ring for our birthstones, it's such a lovely idea. Might have to do it too! Love the way yours looks :)

creativesqueblog said...

Hi!

I just wanted to let you know that I've awarded you a Versatile Blogger Award. Please read my post to find out what it's about.

http://creativesqueblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/my-first-blog-award/

Thanks
Stacey-Ann

Apryl said...

beautiful! I love it/them.. very special... I don't tend to wear alot of rings but that is really nice and especially to go with the fantastic Vv ring!

Very Berry Handmade said...

Amazing - I love them. What a fantastic gift.

Nicola said...

I'm so honoured that you've blogged about the rings and very,very pleased that they fit so well and you love them so much.
Your blog post has absolutely made my entire week :)
Thank you!
Nicla xx

Ann said...

Beautiful jewellery - how lovely to have it made especially for you! Something to treasure.

hookedyarn said...

What a lucky girl! Stunning and I love the idea of designing your own!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Beautiful and what a special gift!