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11 February 2012 @ 10:04 am
I am so nervous!  
I had my first order for a custom wedding ring. The bride really loved this ring in my Etsy store, but resizing really wasn't an option for her small fingers. She was open to me creating something very similar in her size with a different diamond. She told she really loved the double band, and the way the lace bezel came up out of the circles of 14k gold. So, I made something for her that I hope is similar enough while being unique to her. 

When you make someone's wedding ring, there's a lot of pressure. I view them as forever. I mean sure, sometimes they get lost, or replaced, or upgraded, but when you take your wedding vows with that ring, it's always going to be special. When someone orders a ring from you, basically sight unseen, they are trusting you to make them the perfect ring. Sending her the pictures of the finished piece a few minutes ago was one of the most nerve wracking things I've done since starting on this path. Now I'm waiting on pins and needles for her reply. If she doesn't like it, I'll remake it for her, but I really hope she loves it. 

And just for fun, I took a photo of the ring when it was blackened, before I polished it because I thought the contrast of the black and 14k gold was really neat. I may save that look for another design one of these days:

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roseaponiroseaponi on February 11th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
It's gorgeous! I imagine it's difficult to get such small elements to behave while working them into a single piece :)
rhienellethrhienelleth on February 11th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yes, it certainly can be. Actually, there are a LOT of difficult aspects to making something this complex. I breath a sigh of relief when the setting is successfully finished, and then another when it's successfully put in its place on the ring band.
kistha on February 11th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Pretty, did she pick the stone?
-peartreealley on February 11th, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful craftsmanship. If she doesn't like it, it won't be a criticism of your talents and skills.
celli on February 12th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)

amaaaazing. :)
almost entirely sexyshadesofbrixton on February 12th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
Oh, gorgeous! Please let us know if she loves it - and you should ask for pics from the wedding photog, since they usually do ring shots! This is just as big a deal for you as it is for her, I think. :D