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  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Inner Fire”:
    “The orange crystals captured inside the chainmaille depicts the spirit of Inner Fire. Nice interpretation…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Very attractive! In the pictures, the Labradorite is flashing it's iridescence perfectly. The silk…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Cross”:
    “I really like this technique and the step-by-step instructions you gave on your post 'How to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda”:
    “Nancy, this is another Beautie! Great color contrast--each color sings next to the other. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Khristin, I really like the combination of the pearls, labradorite, and copper--they just play so well…” read »

  • dollladysturg aka Pam
    dollladysturg aka Pam on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Lovely design! The silk shows off the copper and labradorite to it's best advantage.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Asia, the composition in this necklace is very impressive--masterfully done! The beads are out-of-this-world gorgeous;…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Briolettes”:
    “This pair is striking! Awesome briolettes--and you have such a knack for finding the most…” read »

  • EPBCornell
    EPBCornell on “Cross”:
    “Is that stamped solder on the copper sheet metal? From design concept to execution, this is…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “No Two Are Alike”:
    “These turned out great! The addition of the silk is perfect. Very impressive pair!…” read »

  • A Rozmin
    A Rozmin on “Sand Flower”:
    “I always know that Monica's pieces will teach me somthing new. This piece is no exception.…” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “Cross”:
    “I have a saw and have not used since the workshop I bought it at. …” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “Copper Enigma”:
    “I like this. Nice feel.…” read »

  • Donnaleigh
    Donnaleigh on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Very cool design-love the intricate wirework with the silk. Lovely, eclectic, bohemian, all my favorites!…” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “I had no idea but right some professions would not be jewelery friendly. Your work…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Hey Monica! I think you and everyone else is right! A trial run is a must!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Cross”:
    “I have those same shears. Asia, for tight corners you need a saw, at least…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Asia, you have inspired me to dig out some of my lapis and give it a…” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Becky is right, I work in IR that means scrubs for 10 hrs. a day and…” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “Cross”:
    “Beautiful, I love your solder work. I need to get a pair of those sheers. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Lovely Lavenders”:
    “I really like the different shades of purple and violet you've paired with the subdued, soft…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Inspired by Sarajo W”:
    “I remember those earrings! This is a lovely rendition of them--simple, but very elegant. …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Seahorse bracelet”:
    “What a thoughtful gift. Your niece will just love the seahorse charm and the fun,…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Sand Flower”:
    “LOVE the name, LOVE the flower clasp, LOVE your ceramic beads, LOVE the versatility! Did…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Cross”:
    “Beautifully done, and the necklace is perfect with it.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Recycled, re-designed”:
    “Monica, incredible work as always! I think I would love to join Becky and come…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Moon child”:
    “Love the balance between the moon and star. The blue wire and beads are perfect…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Wired butterflies”:
    “I really like the different colors of wire you used in this one.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dragonfly fly away”:
    “This is fantastic work! So beautiful--those beaded wings are amazing! You have a very…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Altered States”:
    “Fantastic idea! Again!! Lynda, you are on a roll! The bead addition is…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Plum Leaves”:
    “This is so beautiful! I really like the leaves paired with the pearls. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Silver Slate”:
    “Gorgeous! What beautiful statement pieces you create. The color of this one is beautiful--love…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Inspired by Sarajo W”:
    “Thanks girls. Becky,that was funny about the unholy alliance. It's like that thing about beets…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Elephant Marching”:
    “I finally got my little elephant too, and he is such nice quality. You've created…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Cross”:
    “This is beautiful. I'm not advanced enough to know the craft,but I sure do like looking…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Desert Sunset”:
    “Very nice! My favorite part of this necklace is the bumpy lampwork bead that goes…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda”:
    “Thanks so much,ladies. Thanks to Lynda for her inspiration. I lucked out with these stones.they are…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “An Agate Statement”:
    “What a wonderful necklace! Beautiful stones to capture and allure attention. Gemstone sticks are…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Little Black Dress”:
    “Wow, this was a lot of hard work! What results! I really like the…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Mookaite for fall”:
    “Asia, sorry for the late post. This is a great necklace--perfect colors for the upcoming…” read »

desert cloudberry

About this design:

Here is my exam ring. Stripe ring with cz stone and patinated...that was what they asked.....
Myself, I do like how it turned out :) ( I am not a ring maker. Making ring is always quite nervousing to me ! )

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Beautiful! Nice clean design. Wonderful work. Anyone would be proud to wear this ring.

  2. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Thank You so much. I wore this ring today when I was at work, and it was very comfortable to wear.

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Lovely work, Arja! Congrats on being a ring maker too!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OMGosh! I LOVE IT!! I am really drawn to the band style you chose and the patina is perfect.
    Phenomenal! I can’t believe you are just learning, it seems you’ve done this all your life.

  5. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it!! I think you did a wonderful job my dear!! I would buy a ring like thatt Only a bigger stone I have large hands!!! You will be fine and now a master silver worker!!!

  6. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Beautiful, of course! How do you know which stones will stand firing? I’ve been trying to figure that out… I have had PMC Silver for over a year, but I’m scared of it!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Oh, Arja, this is gorgeous! I love the design of the band and the way you set the stone! I would love to have a ring like this! :D

  8. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Arja, do you ever stop creating?? Your work just gets more and more astounding! Is this clay or metal?

  9. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    You’re definitely going to pass! I forgot to mention that part ;)

  10. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:


  11. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Beautiful work!!!! looks as you had no problem with this one..

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is something. Just love the texture, color, stone setting, etc. You must be loving these classes!! SLS

  13. juju
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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful work Arja!

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Great job Arja, it is very pretty!

  16. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Your ring came out beautifully. I love the color of the stone with the color of the ring.

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous ring! :D

  18. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    Beautiful Arja, I’m envious of your talent. :-)

  19. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto on all of the other comments. This is just great. :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:


  21. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I ditto LRC’s ditto!

  22. NY Bella
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  23. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Very lovely! How proud you must be! I love the band! I have used CZ in my PMC pendants, the real stones you have to know which ones will stand up to the heat! I would be afraid real one would crack or change color.

  24. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Another winner Arja! You created such a nice modern design! Did you use q bezel strip or set the stone with syringe clay? Anyway, I love this ring!

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    Artful Chick aka Siobhan says:

    I just love your ring!!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Arja you just keep on designing and creating. I still would like to be a mouse in your work area or a cobweb from your mind. No wait I am the one with the cobwebs in the brains. ROTFLOL :D

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