Ski Fashion like no other

I have been making the Family Horse Shoe rings for 5 years.  There are quite a few out there & EVERY one has been a different experience.  Different personalities, store different preferences, page and of course different ideas!  The whole journey started with a request from a client; we talked about the only family rings we all had known.  The ones that our Grandma’s had worn, prostate the ones in the Sears Catalog;  don’t get me wrong – I LOVED my Grandma’s ring.  As a kid, I loved to take her hands & go through each stone, naming each family member lovingly represented in that little stone.  It was a piece of jewelry she wore every day; proud of each and every one of us.

The ‘science’ of birthstones, history & preference can be confusing.  There are differing charts that show some variations:

 

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Here are a few of my own birthstone creations:

Donna's ring

I start second guessing myself before I set the stones.  I double, triple check my notes, my email communication with the client & still tend to touch base with the client to make sure they’re the correct months & in the correct order.

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Actually, the picture below that I use on a lot of advertising & blog posting; is the first Family Ring I ever did! A 2009 version,  I never thought it would be such a hit!

family ring

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I have been making the Family Horse Shoe rings for 5 years.  There are quite a few out there & EVERY one has been a different experience.  Different personalities, capsule different preferences, visit and of course different ideas!  The whole journey started with a request from a client; we talked about the only family rings we all had known.  The ones that our Grandma’s had worn, the ones in the Sears Catalog;  don’t get me wrong – I LOVED my Grandma’s ring.  As a kid, I loved to take her hands & go through each stone, naming each family member lovingly represented in that little stone.  It was a piece of jewelry she wore every day; proud of each and every one of us.

The ‘science’ of birthstones, history & preference can be confusing; then there are birthstone meanings thrown into it.  There are differing charts that show some variations:

 

birthstone_chart-2modern-birthstones1

Here are a few of my own birthstone creations:

Donna's ring

I start second guessing myself before I set the stones.  I double, triple check my notes, my email communication with the client & still tend to touch base with the client to make sure they’re the correct months & in the correct order.

DSC_0019

Actually, the picture below that I use on a lot of advertising & blog posting; is the first Family Ring I ever did! A 2009 version,  I never thought it would be such a hit!

family ring

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Depressing – that’s all there is to say about the lack of Spring here in Alberta.   Some of us are ready for the warmer weather to get here & then there are the skiers & snowboarders.

Professional cowboy and Cowgirls competed in the second annual Ski Louise Stampede at Lake Louise, visit web Alberta, approved on Saturday March 29, 2014. The pro rodeo athletes from across Canada came together to raise money for the Canadian Pro Rodeo sports medicine.

photo: Calgary Sun

photo: Calgary Sun

 

A super cool event that looked like a lot of fun – check out this video from Everything Cowboy.

Photo: Calgary Sun

Photo: Calgary Sun

If this is our Spring Fashion, I’m all for it!

Photo: Calgary Sun

Photo: Calgary Sun

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