Monday, September 22, 2008

"Indulge your imagination in every possible flight."

A long time ago, in a place far far away... well, it was a year ago August right outside of Niagara Fall in New York. I went to visit a jewelers that I have been working with for a couple of years now with Claire's Ring.

Claire's Ring
is a ring, a friend (Hi Janice) and I wanted to have made from a favorite book. We got permission from the author, and started on a labor of love. I found a jeweler who I really liked their Celtic jewelry they made and they agreed to take it on. One year and hundreds of rings later, I finally got to meet Marie, who I was talking to on the phone and in emails for over a year.

I also met Reg, who is the owner, and they gave me this really cool cuff bracelet based on the ring design to say "thanks".

I began to tell him how there are so many people out that love books, and there is nothing made especially for us, with the exception of bookmarks and a piece of jewelery here and there. Reg said, "If you put some things together, I'll make them and we can sell it." Sounded good to me.

So I drew some designs up, and added some things they had already made. I asked permission from my favorite author and one of the nicest people around (even before she gave permission *g*)Diana Gabaldon to make the jewelry mentioned in her series, and even the cool cuff bracelet.

So here is the first piece of jewelry I have ever designed. They are little bracelets to put quotes from favorite books on. Right now there are two.

From Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice"
Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.

From Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"
Make my happiness - I will make yours

I thought they turned out really cute!

Right now I'm in the process of making graphics, a website and getting prices from the jeweler for a few pieces we're ready to sell now.

Here's my logo I made...

Hopefully it will all be done and uploaded in a couple of weeks!

...who is always amazed when she does spellcheck and doesn't find something!


thecamps said...

Congrats on the bracelet designs! Forgot to put this in your jewelry poll. Could they make earrings in cuff style with Claire's ring design? If you imagine the ring as an earring with a latchy thingy (very technical right :) I like bracelets but canna wear anything on my wrists besides a watch, I am a weirdo. But I do love earrings!
Fun stuff!!


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