Aargh, I just don’t like any of my doodles! Trying to design a wedding band is so hard! I want something that’s just perfect, but I don’t know what! I can look at photos of finished rings, or at real rings in stores, and say, “yes, I like that,” or, “nope, don’t want that,” but when it comes time to asking someone to make something from scratch, well that’s a whole different thing!
Some time ago, I tore an ad out of a magazine and saved it, which is something I don’t do too often. It’s for gorgeous little meditation bell charms dangling off dainty chain necklaces. They’re a design by Paul Morelli. They feel a little Russian or Turkish or Byzantine to me, onion domes and such.
I have no idea why I held on to that ad, but yesterday, inspiration struck. I showed it to Joanna and explained that my favorite parts were the granulation—of course!—and the fluting on the domes. Could we do some fluting across the band, maybe with only one speck of granulation here and there, with a little twisted wire, too? I made a sketch as I talked.
“I get it,” Joanna said.
And boom, this morning she called to tell me she’s made a sample out of silver…already! I went over, and it was so pretty! I wish I had a photo I could show you. Eee, it makes me want to hop up and down with excitement!