Friday, March 7, 2014

A Grain of Sand

“To see a world in a grain of sand
and a heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.”  -William Blake, Auguries of Innocence.

Last year I made myself a tiny, little, lovely ring. Just a simple little thing in 14k rose gold featuring a tiny ball on the top. I completely fell in love with it and I've been wearing it almost every day ever since. For lack of time I didn't make any more nor did I photograph it to list it on my Etsy shop but when craft show season arrived in December, I made many of them to see how my local customers liked it. It was a HUGE success and I couldn't be happier. I still receive emails from customers that saw it back in December that want to get one.

Well, great news: I made more at last and what's best now they are listed on my Etsy shop! I feel like this ring represents things I like a lot: Rocks, pebbles, nature (I'm discontinuing my pebble ring in favor of this more delicate, beautiful design). Plus, since I've been wearing it, I discover I was bestowing certain significance to it: there is a saying in Mexico that says "cada quien pone su granito de arena" whose literal meaning is "everybody puts their grain of sand". This is a positive phrase and it's used to say that everybody can contribute even with the smallest of things to make something better. I think is a lovely phrase, my mum say it a lot, so now that I wear this ring almost daily I remind myself of that. And of my mum and her innumerable phrases!

I made this ring in sterling silver, 14k rose gold and 14k yellow gold, they look so pretty! my fave is the pink gold one, and to think I used to dislike gold so much...someone told me that now I like gold because I'm older, but I really think now I like it because I'm a jeweller and since then, I discovered gold is a beautiful, noble material to work with :) But who knows, maybe it is because I'm older!

Oh, I hope you like this lovely ring! It is a pleasure to wear it, specially for those who like small things and look for a beautiful, special ring that can be worn every day, all day.

For more about the collection visit my Etsy shop by clicking right HERE or click on the photos! Thank you!


All images by me.

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