Hello, Everyone! Welcome back to another Weekly Wednesday! I feel like it's becoming a bi-weekly occurrence though...hahaha. I'm trying to do better! This week I thought a ring theme would be a good area to browse and feature some items from. I've been wearing more rings recently, so it also gave me some time to peruse for myself. Now, we all know I'm a total freak for stacking rings, so I'm going to attempt (key word here is attempt) to limit the number of stacking rings, but I can make no promises :)
Item #1 is from MetaMorphJewelry
Patina rings are really visually striking pieces. You've got the base metal and then the patina scatched away on top to give a distressed look. If you love boho looks, like me then you're going to love this one. This ring was hand forged from bronze using one continuous line that had the pretty patina added to it for a rustic feel. While this looks like a stacking ring, it's really a single ring. Think of a spring. Since it's one piece. you don't have to worry about keeping all the pieces together....but do any of us really do that?--mine kind of go into one little box and I pick out what I want to wear. Really loving this one!
Item #2 is from JewelleryFurKeeps
I absolutely love how cute this ring is. I mean, who doesn't love sloths? They're just stinkin' cute! The ring is made from sterling silver and comes in three different varieties--the sloth on a band (as pictured), the sloth on the band plus an extra band, and the sloth on the band plus two extra bands. I know I'm a freak for stacking rings, but I actually prefer this one with just the sloth on the one band. He's just hanging out on your finger to make you smile.
Item #3 is from esdesigns
I love how realistic this twig ring looks. Like it came right off the tree. I've been a huge fan of the twig ring for a long time now---it's simple but still really beautiful. You can get this sterling silver ring in one of two colors--a dark finish (like the picture) and a bright finish. Both colors are really pretty, so it comes down to personal preference. The dark finish would definitely be an interesting take on a wedding band if the engagement ring was the dark color as well. This maker specifically focuses on making jewelry that's inspired by nature, so if you don't like the twig ring, she has a lot of other awesome stuff in her shop.
Item #4 is from barargent
I actually never thought I'd like crown rings, but I've decided that I do like them. These can be worn alone or with other stacking rings. Both ways would be very pretty. All of the rings are sterling silver (the rose gold is sterling silver covered in 14k rose gold) and have cubic zirconia details. Usually I only like silver or gold colored rings, but I feel like the rose gold is growing on me a little. You wouldn't have to wear any other jewelry aside from this because it's detailed enough to draw attention on its own.
Item #5 is from CharmStoneEstonia
Turquoise is usually something you see in larger chunks, so these are something I've never really seen before in my etsy browsings. There are three different types of turquoise to choose from--sleeping beauty, pure blue, and blue/brown (the green is permanently out of stock--it's the furthest to the left in this picture) . This is another set that would be great as a stack or as a single ring on its own. These ring are very delicate, so make sure that a tiny ring is what you're wanting (and it is--these are so pretty). You don't have to worry about getting these hung and pulling your clothes or getting stuck on something in general.
Item #6 is from daimblond
Resin rings are another thing that I've been seeing growing in number on etsy. I remember them being just a few in number not too long ago, but now they've gotten popular. I like these because they're different from the everyday ring--these are just simple bands. The edges are faceted to add a little detail to the neat flakes on the inside. They are simple but still detailed. She has lots of items in several colors, so definitely check out her shop for other neat stuff!
Item #7 is from Luxuring
For the final ring of the day, I thought I'd go with one that's really two rings! One ring has an infinity knot with a rose-cut rainbow moonstone, and the other has either a small diamond or moissanite (an alternative to diamond). The two stones go really good together and the knot adds some texture and visual interest. The maker suggests that these could be used as a non-traditional wedding band/engagement ring set, so if you're looking for someone who likes unique pieces, this is one to consider. It's also nice for just an everyday ring. The band in the image is one of 4 finishes you can get for this set. I personally like the stardust brushed option. It caught my attention immediately. If you're going to use this every day or as a engagement ring set, the maker suggests using a band upgrade (here) since the original band is so delicate. I'd go for the upgrade anyway because I tend to be a little rough on rings in general. Lots of good stuff in the shop too.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's edition of Weekly Wednesday! I know I've enjoyed looking through the many, many rings that are listed on Etsy! Imagination is the limit. If you can come up with it, someone can create it or has created it. All of these makers have very beautiful items in their shops, so make sure you check out what each of them has!
In addition, make sure to check out your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
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Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.