Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gertrude's Garden Party

A couple of months ago, I had a request to make a ring based on the design of my "come rain or shine" necklace.

I had quite a few conversations with the customer advising her that the design isn't particularly well suited to a ring as it stands tall and could get knocked and the such....but the customer really wanted it - and wanted it on an adjustable ring.  She totally accepted that it was a "cocktail" ring, would need care when wearing and that it was a crazy idea - but she just really wanted it. 

She also wanted to add some color to the design which I was a little doubtful of to begin with - but hey, I was doubtful of the ring in the first place so might as well as some color too!

So in the end, she got her crazy ring - and she loves it! She wears it carefully - in Australia where she lives -  and gets lots of comments.  She asked me to name the bird and ring and so I decided it looked like a Gertrude who was all dressed up and going for garden party, complete with her own flower parasol! Thus "Gertrude's Garden Party".


Sue McNenly said...

Close your eyes and think of England...ooops Nancy Reagan....'Just Say No'! Seriously, you're a better woman than I. I say no to people all the time, but I could take a page from your book...It's lovely.

(did that make sense?)

Ruth said...

I do say no plenty of times....but I also am intrigued and like a challenge which leads me to the yeses..

Vickie Hallmark said...

It's these type of great results that lead one to think challenges are fun. We won't mention the other type. Well done!

Sue McNenly said...

I should go with more yes's. I'm hoping you realize I was complimenting have the courage to step out of the box and look what came of it! I'm going to start doing that.

Ruth said...

Thanks Vickie and Sue. Yes - being stretched is good - most of the time!! :-D
Good to "see" you here Vickie. Hope you are making a swift recovery.

Joy Funnell said...

Good for you for going for it in the end. It is so easy to say no (which is me) when maybe we should be analysing the situation more to see the possibilities in some cases.

Whoppee - my earrings just made it though the volcanic ash!! I am so happy with them. They are just so light and will be so comfortable to wear. Even hubby (who bought them without knowing for my birthday!) loved them. He thinks I should be mixing and matching depending on mood. Maybe one blue, one green!!!

Thanks Joy x

Ruth said...

Thanks Joy. I'm so glad you like your earrings too! I like the idea of mingling the colours!