Wednesday, October 27, 2010

R I N G | M E




Here are the results of the rings I made over the weekend. And ta-daaaaaa, the anticipated amethyst crystal cluster that I've successfully turned into a ring! Yes! Mission complete! After spending a solid 15 minutes reading the labels of every super glue in sight at Bunnings and finding an old watch battery, I've managed to turn this $8 market steal into my very own cluster ring. And at a hell-lot cheaper than the designer $180-250+ ones I've seen around. Literally a "knock-out" piece, I'm sure a swing to the head will cause considerable damage in the unlikely event I get into a catfight or have to defend myself from an intruder. I hereby strongly emphasize the word "unlikely" and actually would rather replace it with "hypothetical" haha. Though, who said either of the two is a laughing matter. I'll also take back "haha".

Back to the topic! - I am rather pleased with the result of my cluster ring and is looking forward to wearing it with minimal or yet no other jewellery/accessories at all.



Clear Quartz crystal ring! Wore this darling today and I couldn't help but stare at it on the way home.


How refreshing is this aqua colour! The size is great too for everyday.


Ring mix! BOOM!



I told you I kind of went "ring crazy". These red desert colour stones are such a great size and their shape and textures make them look quite organic and earthy don't you think? Something different to the other luminous crystal stones. I think my new favourites are the smaller purple ones. You can't help but study the bands of colour and I'm growing quite fond of the purple white-tipped one in particular.

My sister and I happened to find our old gemstone collection we had when we were kids. There was this gemstone pit in Darling Harbour where you could purchase see-through bags of different sizes and then fill up the bag with whatever stones that took your fancy. It was literally like a ball-pit, but replace those primary-coloured balls with gemstones!! CRAZYYY! We would be there for an hour or so, crouching in our denim overalls carefully scouring through the pit in search for a "pretty stone" and than empty our bags as soon as we got home, choose our favourites or swap one for another! I don't think that place is there anymore... maybe they ran out of stones? If it was, I'll be there in flash - chucking an Asian-squat trying to fill 5 see-through bags instead of just one. Oh how your childhood still manages to catch up with you?! Nothing's changed! hehe



I'm seriously thinking of making a whole bunch rings and start selling them?! Yay, or nay?!

x Your Only Blackswan

47 comments :

  1. They're seriously gorgeous! I love them ♥ xx

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  2. These are soooo cool!! love'em

    thanks for you comment hun

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  3. okay so I've been contemplating making these, I ordered an amazing one of a US designer who makes ones similar to these and you've inspired me to give it a go. These rings are uh-mazing lovely! so YAY you should definitely make more of these!!!! xxxx

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  4. Wow these are gorgeous. I can't believed you made these! Good job! I love the cluster! You bought a gorgeous rock to begin with.

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  5. I think this is such a good idea. I LOVE the aqua coloured ring x

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  6. ..OH YES ..oooh YES ..if you will start to sell those beauties I am in the waiting list for the first one and for the quartz ring ..OMG , they are sensational ..

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  7. hey sweet

    yes I did two parklifes in a row! haha my friend did all 3 in a row! fun times! weather was shitty but i enjoyed dancing in the rain to missy so it was all good

    thanks for the comment xxx

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  8. cool dear! I think you should start selling your rings! :)
    wanna follow? :)


    -diva-

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  9. I LOVE these!! def a great idea to sell them!! :) x

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  10. SOOOOO gorgeous hunnie!!!


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  11. I don't know how you made them.. BUT YOU'RE SO AMAZING ! And yes def start a store out of them! If their easy to make and you enjoy making them .. then why not?! I'd certainly be in for a buy!

    x victoria
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  12. wow!! lots of nice stones there!! I'm sure the nude pink one (above the black with silver rim) will look amazingg!!

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  13. wow!! lots of nice stones there!! I'm sure the nude pink one (above the black with silver rim) will look amazingg!!

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  14. I love rings, these are all gorgeous, the amethyst one looks a little dangerous haha! xx

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  15. how cute rings!
    very beautiful)))

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  16. WOw do you make all of them by yourself:O?
    I love them very much, so stunning!

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  17. i really like the quartz crystal! the shape really makes it beautiful :)

    <3, brooke

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  18. woooo you go girl! they look fantastic :) always a sucker for raw crystals.
    and omg that stone pit sounds amazing...
    glad you liked the posts missy :) xx

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  19. soooo cool ! I love the second one (white/clear) ! These sort of remind me of superman and his kryptonite, hehe.

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  20. I ♥ gemstones. You should totally make rings, they look great!

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  21. I used to have a stone/gem collection too! These rings look amazing, I say go for it and make more! Sharon xx

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  22. Yay! These are all insanely good. That clear quartz one is particularly fetching.

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  23. They look totally amazing! I love (and want) them all!! XX

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  24. woowwwwwwwww!!! they look amaazzzinngg :) i love how they're boundary-less, no metal wrapped around, no casing, just a rock. free to express nature's beautyy <3
    great selection of gorgeeouus rocks, wearabllee displays of awesomeness! lol ok waaay too many adjectives in this comment, but seriously! sicckk as!

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  25. wow love these! the white one is particularly amazing! you should defo make more and sell them- great job!

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    Minnie
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  26. These rings are most definitely lovely! I want one. lol. love it!

    Love,
    Elisabeth Adele

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  27. these are big ass rings! Well done!

    great blog by the way!=)

    Off The Wardrobe

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  28. Please do make and sell them!

    Love Grace.

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  29. amazing!! i can't believe you make them yourself, you should definitely sell them!

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  30. omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
    xx

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  31. this is freaking amazing, so creative!!

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  32. WOW!!! These look awesome! I might have to give this a go :)

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  33. love that amazing stone collection! and those rings you made are beautiful!

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  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! :)
    You are so amazing and talented in DIY. :D
    Hehe, neighbour! <3

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  35. Ooo I would buy spome for SURE!!! Theyre amazing!

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  36. Yay! The white one is especially beautiful!

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  37. adorable rings !! very cool .
    wanna exchange link ?


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  38. haha these are amazing. You should sell or do a massive giveaway
    x enter my giveaway?

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  39. My gosh they are beautiful!! what an amazing collection you have and your so good at putting them together! I cannot get enough of the rings and I cant believe that amethyst beauty only et you back a mere $8!!!

    I've been drooling over Billy Bride rings for months... I need to start hunting around for crystals!

    Great Blog... Check out my ring post ;) theyll be an Amethyst one up once blogger want to agree with my laptop!

    XX

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  40. oh my i do love love the turqoise one. :)

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  41. I WANT THEM! so yes sell them ;)

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  42. Very beautiful rings! You're talented :-)

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  43. YAY sell them!!! i bought mine off etsy for around $20 when the aussie dollar was doing really well. i think from "shop nu nambu" or "nu bambu shop," i cannot remember which one.

    the first purple one is exactly like mine hahah MAKE A SHOP ON ETSY AND SELL :D not many people sell affordable crystal rings

    XXX

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