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purple power ring

About this design:

I made this ring for my friend. She just turned 50 and still has it going on! I admire her and her spirit. I chose this to give to her because it is full of movement and represents her full lively spirit.


sterling silver, Sugilite Jasper, Amethyst, pearl

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  1. SweetPea
    SweetPea says:

    This is very pretty Shawn. I LOVE it!! I’ve never really tried “the ring thing” but I might have to after seeing this. Colors are perfect together.

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    Shawn l says:

    thank you sweetpea, this was very easy to make! you should try to make one, i think you will be pleasantly surprised.

  3. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Shawn love the ring, I have been making a few lately myself!

  4. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Shawn, pretty – and the colors are perfect. Hey, 50 was a breeze! I have been meaning to try a ring for ages but never got my butt going. Now I think you have inspired me.

  5. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Wow, I think I’m going to go try this, be back in a little bit :)

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    Shawn l says:

    thanks ladies. post pictures of your rings-looking at everyones creations is my very favorite part of this site.

  7. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    I love this ring! Your friend will love it! However, about your comment, “She just turned 50 and still has it going on!” Of Course she still “has it going on”! Trust me that 50 is not nearly as old as it may seem when you are significantly less in years than that. Being 50 (or almost 58) is a gift and a joy – and WAY more fun than you can ever imagine. Mother always told me (she passed in 2003 at almost age 89) that she didn’t feel any different inside at 80 than she did at 25. I can attest to the truth of that – at least thus far. The things that seemed like such a big deal 30 years ago are less than “blips” now. I have so much more patience and, quite frankly, wisdom on living my life and what is important. My kids are raised (yippee) and did not turn out the way they were at 15 – they are, in fact, fabulous (power of prayer – not our parenting – we found them challenging to say the least:)We have grandchildren whom we adore – and they alone are worth the physical changes that may come with aging – like if my body sinks any more, my feet will have to grow out of my head to compensate:)There are certainly losses that come with aging, if they haven’t come before. Even though I was 50 when I lost my parents,what I know for sure is you are never ready to let them go – if they are ill, as mine were, you don’t want them to suffer, but you don’t want them to go. But, that being said, I recommend you embrace getting older – it is well worth it. Also, a little tip, if you want to continue getting older, don’t tell anyone in person that you can’t believe they are 50 and still “have it going on.” :) :) We older ones can be pretty tough – particularly if we raised boys. Actually, sometimes I think I am going to tell people I am 75,because then they REALLY think I look good for my age:) And – as I started – your ring is beautiful and I know your friend was incredibly honored to receive it. Take care.

  8. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Kathryn, you said a mouthful there – I couldn’t have stated it any better – and I totally agree. I turned 57 last month and I feel the same as I did at 25. Well, maybe a little more sore here and there – but mentally, still the young chickie I was then. I too am more patient, more forgiving, laugh more, and worry less. I am fortunate to have both parents yet, but they are both ill. Life by two rules 1. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and 2. Its all small stuff. I am enjoying myself much more now than I did at 25 and I don’t think I would go back if I could.

  9. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Actually, Linda, you said it extremely well and considerably more succinctly! I have so much trouble putting things in 100 words when it is so easy to use 10,000:)

  10. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is a very pretty ring… and of course I love the color !!!!!

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    Shawn l says:

    thank you for all the nice comments. i am afraid i may offended some with my “turning 50″ comment. i myself am not too far from 50. i am so much more than sorry if i offended anyone. i just am so proud of my friend because she acts like she is 30 and most ladies i know her age seem much older.

  12. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Dear Shawn – you did NOT offend me – I just want those who have not reached this fabulous age to know it is only the beginning:):)I am sorry I was not more clear with my intent:)

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Well I’m older than most here but I am in my golden years. My hubby laughs at that one. I am so glad that he and I found each other again at 41/42 I cannot remember. We are going on 22 years together married. Other than aches, pains, a lot of senior moments, and some real brain farts we are having just as much fun as ever. We just grumble more doing it. Age is a state of mind there are days when I am very young and days when I am probably my age. You did not offend me at all in the least. I am excited to be this age and I find each day just doesn’t have enough hours in it for me. I have so many things to do. The best thing I think about being my age is I can do the things I want and the things I need to do can wait until I am good and ready. The person who cannot walk in to visit me and not put up with dust bunnies here and there and my critters needs to call ahead and give me a months warning so I can get everything spotless for you.
    I plan on being around until I am really old, maybe about 100. Love to all doin what I wanna!!
    Miss Faith.

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Shawn, what a beautiful ring for your dear friend! She is sure to treasure this gift from you! I love making all kinds of rings — such a fun thing to do. :D

    OK, to the age issue. ROTFLOL I know Shawn didn’t intend to offend anyone and I’m glad no one was offended. I certainly wasn’t and I’m 55 — the legal speed limit in most places! Tee hee…..

    Actually, once I hit my late-forties and now my fifties, I feel that I have more confidence in myself as a woman, appreciate what I have in life more than ever, have more patience, don’t sweat the small stuff (as much) anymore, and even think I look better because I know what I want for myself & am taking better care of myself. Wow.

    I didn’t discover beading/jewelry making until I was 51 (almost 52), although I loved wearing & buying jewelry all my life! Now I am so happy to have discovered my passion for creating beautiful items that I am head over heals about it!!! 8) You can’t walk through my home without tripping over beads, beading books, patterns for designs, etc. — at least it sure seems that way on most days!!! :D

    Kathryn, I absolutely LOVE your suggestion to tell people we are older than we are so they will think we look FABULOUS for our ages…..I just may give that a try! 8)

  15. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I love these colors.

  16. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Very pretty, colorful & fun!

  17. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Love this ring … and the conversation above! SLS

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Let me see 2010 subtract 1947….. mental flatulus and senior moments or maybe plain laziness…. when you have to stop to figure out how old you are I don’t know 62 63 whatever. I cannot remember how old my kids are except Greg was born in 1970 so I can usually subtract him quicker Chip Jan 1978 and Dawn 1964 Wendy? and Jennifer was later the year Dec 1978. Wendy and Chip are Teds adopted 2 and Jennifer is his, and mine Dawn and Greg. Big combined family, but spread apart far enough not many at our house (his girls never) at the same time.

  19. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Shawn, I was not offended either. That’s another thing about getting older – takes a lot more than that to offend me. Just shrug it off and remember everyone is different, may be having a bad day, or any one of numerous things. Life is too short not to smile.

  20. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very nice I love it..

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    Shawn l says:

    i am glad i didnt offend anyone! you gals are the best!

  22. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    you didn’t offend me and I’m over 60 i feel 20′s in my brain ( what is left ) lol I love your ring and your freind will to I’m sure!!! :) :)

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