Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I have been married a wee over 8 years now.
Years ago my husband gave me a really beautiful engagement ring and then I went and picked out a fairly cheap wedding band that I never really loved. Unfortunately, I am just not the kind of gal who wears a diamond ring everyday and so I heavily relied on that little wedding band for a long while. That is, until my finger started to react to it all of a sudden. It was awful and painful and weird! I felt a bit guilty to part with it, but I knew I had to look for something else. We didn't really have a lot of money at the time for me to buy something expensive and so I purchased a wide sterling silver ring from a gal on Esty. I had her stamp a phrase on the outside and had her put our initials on the inside. It was supposed to be slightly adjustable because it didn't form a complete circle. Unfortunately, the way it was made caused all kinds of things to snag on it. When I would run my fingers through my hair or push my bangs out of the way about 10 hairs would yank out of my head. Every single time! I have worn it for a few years now and would probably have a lush head of hair if I wasn't for it, ha ha.
As a beginner metal smith I figured I might as well give a simple wedding band a try since I am due for a new one.
It's not perfectly soldered, but I really like how it turned out. It's dainty and because I hammered the heck out of it it sparkles a lot. I don't anticipate it injuring my figure nor pulling out my hair so I think it will be a winner.
It was really hard to photograph something so small. It was also difficult to capture the sparkle. If you know of any tricks please let me know.