Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rings & a sweet little giveaway!


I found these awesome adjustable ring blanks some time ago on Etsy and just LOVE them! The quality is superb and I really like the matt antique silver finish. I have been using them to make typewriter key rings and purchased a few with a bezel to play with. Well, yesterday I figured out what I wanted to go in them can you guess? 

Etched metal and resin! I love the simplicity of them. I wish I wore rings but I just can't stand anything on my fingers (my stunning diamond rests in velvet). Sorry about the glare on the resin, there are no dark spots.
 What do you think? 
You can find these in my Flapyourwings Etsy shop. 

Since I have been having fun with my etching I would love to offer to y'all one of my etched pendants.

"Admit One" 
Measures 2" x 1 1/8" A ticket image has been etched on a purchased brass dog tag. I will also be including a very special surprise with the tag.

All I ask is this one little question:
If you could only make one piece of jewelry what would it be and who would you give it to? 

Leave your comment with email and your name will be entered in the drawing that will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon. If you share this blog post on twitter, facebook or your blog please leave another comment telling me. 

I really look forward to all of your comments. 


  1. I would make a necklace using amethyst beads for my Mom. Amethyst was her birthstone and her favorite. I will send it to her via the wings of an angel.

  2. My daughter's wedding ring.
    She's only 17 months and I don't have the skills yet to make something like that but maybe someday...

  3. Great great rings Judy....etching and resin are looking really perfect together!

    I would make a mostly sterling silver bracelet for my mom, that is what she likes most, but would add some small semi precious such as peridot, garnet, citrine, dainty things for her!

  4. Love the rings especially the typewriter keys.

    I would make something in sterling and pearls for my stepmom...she loves silver, pearls, and anything I make her.

  5. BRILLIANT! I love the way the resin magnifies the beauty of your etched pieces.

    The rings are sweet! I am always looking for rings for my right hand. I will give these a gander...

    As for your question... if I had to chuck it all tomorrow after only making one more piece of jewelry it would be a stunning necklace for my daughter to one day wear to her own wedding one day. Something that tied us both together with our unique personalities and my past and her future. Of course, she is only 9 so it would be awhile for her to wear it. But that would be the last piece that I would design if I had to give it up tomorrow. Good thing I don't have to.

    Enjoy the day!

  6. I love all your rings. I would make my grand-daughters button rings out of their great grandmothers and my buttons.

  7. I just love the typewriter rings!

    If I could only make one piece of jewelry I'd make a piece for my oldest daughter to let her know how much I love her, and how proud I am at the lovely woman she has become. It would be something purple since that's her favorite color.


  8. The rings are a stroke of genius, Judy! Love them.
    I can't even imagine making just one piece of jewelry - I have so many ideas still in my head, so I have to pass on this one.

  9. I would make earrings! I'm obsessed with making them right now with the shells I find here in Nicaragua. I would give them to my new best friend down here b/c she's been so supportive!

  10. I have an etsy shop so I love to make jewelery.

    I made my mom a special charm bracelet for her birthday last month. She got very emotional and wears it everyday.

    Cerena Leigh

  11. If I could only make one more piece of jewelry,it would be a new wedding ring for my husband....after 30 yrs he deserves it.
    Gold has gotten so out of reach I'd have to end up melting this one down and starting over.Who knows,I just may do that.....
    Love the resin over the etching!!!

  12. I like ear rings and dangly ones at that in pretty stones!

  13. I would make a sterling silver ring with the inscription, " cherished" for my daughter. We have been through alot together and have come out whole.

  14. if i were to make a jewelry, it will be a necklace with a heart pendant. the pendant would symbolize me and my heart and feelings for a special person and id give it to the one i love so that he will always be reminded how much i love him :)

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  15. twitted about this here

    punkme15 at gmail dot com

  16. I would make a pearl necklace and give it to my mom :)

  17. I would figure out a way to convert my grandfather's overall buckles into a piece of jewelry for each one of us grandchildren. He always wore overalls and I'm the lucky owner of the last few pairs he owned.

  18. I would make a bright orange headband with a beautiful bow made of satin resting on top. (: I would then sew on the words "You are loved, forever and always" on the inside on the headband and give it to my bestest pal. (:

    Bright orange because it will remind her to be cheerful, and the words are there to remind her that she will be loved and cherished. (:

    Name: Vanessa

  19. I also tweeted over here:



  20. i love these. if i could make jewelry, i would try to make the perfect ring for my boyfriend, he used to wear jewelry but doesnt anymore due to his work, i would love to make something strong, special and rugged like him :)audreyshay at yahoo dot com

  21. i tweeted. audreyshay at yahoo dot com

  22. I would make a necklace for my mom. She needs a new one. :D It would be a simple necklace.

    jkupc7 at gmail dot com

  23. I would make earrings for my friend Jessica. Just because I think she's cool.

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

  24. Judy your pendant "Admit One" is fabulous.
    I would make one simple angel wing necklace with opals and give them to my loving departed grandma who never got to see my jewelry making success. She would be so very proud as she taught me so very much of how to be creative and see things differently. Happy Holly Jolly...

  25. Oh my Judy...the rings look awesome!

    Really only one piece? A necklace for my sister, she's my best bud!

  26. I would give my daughter a silver locket with my and my husband's pictures in it.
    bridgestranslation at yahoo dot com

  27. I would design my own engagement and wedding ring since I have a specific design in mind that I haven't come across in person yet
    Jessica Sage