Monday, October 5, 2009

A giveaway! And... look what I've been hoarding for 8 months

OK, so I made these rings sometime last February, maybe even in January. I have no idea why I haven't listed them in the shop or shown them to the world in any way. I haven't even brought them out to a show. Well, Lorelei convinced me that it is time so here they are. To make it a real party I am going to have a drawing to give one of these puppies away! Woo-hoo!

As you can see the bands are made of copper. I etched some of them and others I gave a hammered texture to. If you know anything about copper you know that it may turn your finger green. I say may because it doesn't turn everyone's finger green, just some (the chosen ones, I like to think:). This doesn't bother me in the slightest but I realize it might not be everyone's cup of tea. So if you are someone not holding a cup of tea this drawing might not be for you. :)

They are rustic, a bit primitive, even a little crude (it was my very first attempt at soldering) but I love them nonetheless! The sizes range from approximately 6 to 9.5 so this is what I am going to do: the winner (which will be chosen by a random drawing) will tell me what size they want and I will tell them which rings are in that size. Or, you can tell me which ring you like and I will tell you what size it is and perhaps (if you want it bad enough) it will be a size that will fit.


The rules: Just leave me a comment and you will be entered into the drawing. Just one comment per person please. I will choose a winner around noon on Thursday. After that the rings are heading out to my last outdoor show of the season so if you see one you absolutely must have just let me know. :)

84 comments:

Lorelei said...

i wanna size 7 please. and i better win this giveaway or else.
hehehehehe

mairedodd said...

i don't know what size i am! will have to find a sizer... but put me in please! i really love the etched bands - awesome... and the one that is blue/green... really cool nancy!so glad you introduced them to the world! i saw them and thought 'is there anything this woman cannot do?' :0)

Rosanne said...

Whoa these are great! A little thing you can do to keep copper from turning your skin green is to coat the back in clear fingernail polish. Love the etched bands...copper is my favorite metal lately.

peacockfairy said...

OMG how sweet are those!!!! I am a size 7.

Katie said...

How super cute! Thanks for being willing to give one away to one of your fans :o) Love the copper bands - I agree with Rosanne...That's my fave metal lately, too!

maryharding said...

Your rings are fabulous. I love the etched bands and the soldered bezels. Great.

Sonja said...

They are all so great. It's hard to choose the best one..maybe the blue-green or the red or the blue :)) can't decide :)
I don't know my size, but will find ring-sizer it I win :)
I'm glad I've found your blog, it's full of great items and ideas.

kelleysbeads said...

what a great surprise to turn an already awesomely cool ring over to find such a wonderful band! I love that the bands are wide and you have made designs on them :)

I have a 6.5 or an 8 sized finger that would be happy to wear one of these!!!

SueBeads said...

I think they are great, Nancy, and I'm sure they will sell fast! I am a size 7 as well, and thank you for doing a giveaway!

No Easy Beads said...

The rings are beautiful. I saw one on the right that was my favorite color. Those rings are sweet!

Tracey said...

Thanks so much for the "pretties" Jamie brought down. We girls three all loved our pieces!!! But we would never turn down an opportunity for one of these beautiful rings! Peapod's my fav! Size 7 - Hope to see you soon!

Artisan Clay said...

Pick me! Pick me!
I will have to figure out my size when I win! cause I'm gonna win right? ;-)

TesoriTrovati said...

Yowza! Those are too cool not to share! Thanks Lorelei for convincing your friend to let her light shine!
I would love to win ANY of them...and my size would be an 8.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I love these! The copper bands are great. Size 7.5 please... :)

Anonymous said...

These rings are just soooo attractive. Love the drawing idea! I'm size 8.

duffydesigns said...

I just sent the last comment and I didn't realize that I did it anonymously! I'm Duffy.

stregata said...

Thank goodness Lorelei convinced you to bring these out into the light! They are beautiful! I love the "white" ornamental one!!

Pink Velvet Bird said...

Amazing! This will be my favorite ring (other than my wedding set of course!) Can't wait to wear it!

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

way cool rings! i'm a size 7, just in case. hee hee

FrankandRox said...

wow, too cool to be hidden away all this time. That one on your pinky is really floating my boat today but they are all lovely. What fun!

Nicole said...

I love those rings!!! Just the bands are stunning let alone when you add the top! I'd take any size I have 5 fingers it'll fit one of em!

noricum said...

Pretty! (However, I turn very green very fast, so please *don't* enter me in the draw!)

Abeille à miel said...

Your rings are beautiful!! I would love to learn how to make these. I love your spiral (turquoise?) ring the best, but ALL are lovely. :)

pam ferrari said...

Those are great! If I win I am a size 8 Thanks

SharonP said...

Beautiful results for a first try! Love them all!

Digital Misfit said...

They are all gorgeous and exactly my style. I would wear whichever one fits with joy.
The designs on the bands are beautiful and I love the rustic soldering.
I want a green finger!
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Kate & Oli said...

I'm a size 8, but I'll wear whatever's available! LOVE these :)

The Joy of Nesting said...

These are beautiful!!! And on top of that they just sceam fun!! :) Thank goodness for good friends like Lorelei!!!

Oh and don't worry about finding that size 7 for Lorelei, I'm sure that I'll be the size seven who wins the giveaway :) :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

SkyfireGraphics said...

Oh how beautiful! I want one sooooo bad! I hope I win :)

Carlene said...

Thank you! for bringing out your stash! These are so cool :) I wear a 9. And I do turn green when I wear copper, so I must be a chosen one! Choose me!

Stephanie said...

Ooo, how could you hide those beauties from us?! Thank you Lorelei for convincing Nancy to show us! I wear a size 9. I don't care if I get a green finger, all of the rings are too pretty to not wear.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Why have you been saving these? They are so cool! Beautiful on the top and the bottom. Oh, I love copper and the colors and designs "rock"! I'd take any of them.

Dani said...

Ummmm I think the 9-1/2 will fit my big old middle finger!!

Pick me, pick me!!

Amanda said...

Absolutely beautiful! These are worth green fingers. ;P The green stops eventually, anyways!

Chelsea Girl Designs said...

just finished a necklace with one of your hearts and I REALLY need a ring to go with it....(crossing fingers} So nice of you to host a giveaway, Nancy!

Jenny said...

Copper turns me green... hut if my finger was adorned with one of those celadon lovelies - who would know, or care! Nice work!

bellajoya said...

woohoo! I'll deal with the green finger if I have a ring this cute to put on it! Sign me up!

jeanine said...

Such beautiful rings! I don't know my size but I'm loving the teal with white flower and leaves the most.

Altered Beauty said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE these! They are so beautiful! I would love the size 9.5, but if I won I would find a finger to wear any of them on!!!

Andrew Thornton said...

You can either use a spray crystal krylon or clear fingernail polish or another form of clear barrier on the inside of the ring to keep it from interacting with folk's skin.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, they are amazing! Even or espcially in their beautiful rustic state! I love copper and wear a copper ring that I got from Mount Rushmore. It sometimes does turn my finger green - and I don't care!
Love your pieces!!
Cheers, Denise

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Your creations are amazing! All winners...hope I am too!

jeweledrabbit said...

I'm not fussy. I'll take anything you have in a size 8 or 9, please and thank you. =OD

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Those rings are AWESOME! I am a size 7 as well...which means all the display rings in the jewelry store just happen to fit me perfectly :) Bad for my fiance, lol. I wonder if you rubbed Renaissance wax on them if that would prevent them from turning fingers green? Just a thought. Thanks for the giveaway...hope I win one!!

Lisa

planettreasures said...

astonishingly gorgeous! as always.
Size 7 would be fine please.

Ericka O'Rourke said...

These are gorgeous! I love the copper...size 6!

Heather Powers said...

I want them all!!! Your work always amazes me.

treeathie said...

Eeeeee! This is still open! Please count me in. :) I think I am a 6 or a 7 or maybe even an 8. I'm sure I can make most sizes work ;)

brendalou said...

Wow! Love these rings.
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LDWatkins said...

They are lovely! I would love to own one, size 8 please. Lynda

Kate said...

They are fantastic! Copper is my most favorite metal and I love the oxidation, perhaps that is because I have green eyes! I love your etching on the band too, a true work of art all around!

Mari said...

Mine size 7.5!!! they are gorgeous!!! Are you going to list them of Etsy??? please i want one!!!

Glass Goddess said...

Not only are the glazes exquisite on the ceramics, but the etching on the copper is eye catching, KUDOS! If I'm a lucky one, range 8-8.5.

JO said...

they are all beautiful, I love everything that you make,but I would probably need the smallest one. I have tiny fingers.

Carol said...

These are georgeous! I love GREEN FINGERS. Copper is worth ANYTHING.
If I win, I'll just take any beautiful one, anyone at all, any size between 7 and 8. Love them all.

Nancy Moore said...

I love the middle ring on the right - kind of whitewashed look. Doesn't matter what size it is - I do have 10 fingers after all.

Kitty said...

these are all so cool, I hope I am the "chosen one".

Doreen said...

Ooooooh! These rings are so cool! I am around a size 7ish. Please enter me!!

quiltingjewel39 said...

I am so glad you brought them out-they're great.I am a size 7.5 or 8.

pam said...

Oh my! A size 9 would be super! Lovely work!

balanced. said...

Oh my, they are all gorgeous!
Consider me entered!

hello@balancedcrafts.com

Janel said...

I just found your blog through Art Bead Scene. These rings are gorgeous! A size 6 or 7 would work for me. Now, I'm on my way to looking around your blog some more...

supersweetsilver said...

C'mon lucky size 7! GREAT jewelry. Love it.

artgirly said...

these are fab! Im a size 7 too ;-) Nicole

Alison Hodges said...

These are just wonderful! I am flexible on size - maybe an 8.

Michelle Mach said...

Those are *so* cool! Lorelei was right to get you to take them out of hiding! Maybe she should get a ring as a "finder's fee"? (And no, she didn't pay me to say that!)

Diana P. said...

Very cool rings! The etched bands added a really nice rustic touch to the piece. And if I'm lucky enough to win, I'm a size 7. Thanks for holding this giveaway!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

the rings all look amazing...I love the bands...

little pony said...

HI: I AM IRMAPOLANCO@YAHOO.ES
Your rings are so amazing, and I am thankfull because you share your beautifull art.I hope to have the oportunity to wear one of the rings. Thanks and Happy beading day.

Connie said...

I think your rings are wonderful - your soldering looks great!

thecolorofdreams said...

Beautiful rings. They are so unique!

ccrider2006 said...

I love the rings, they are very unusual

Rachael B said...

Size 9, size 9. Me me me! Seriously, though.. great job, I love these rings!!!
Rachael B
justdipit@gmail.com

Julie said...

definitely my cups of tea!
yes please!

Susan Z said...

Super neat--I would love to win one. I wear size 7 please. Susan Z

fairydreamer said...

Wonderful pieces - great character! Would love to win a floral piece! Sherry

MAKUstudio said...

These are gorgeous! Love the copper bands and the bezel!

Gayle said...

My fingers are bare....and I really need a ring.....how can I buy one???

bOOlingas said...

wowww, what a wonderful collection!!!!! I love these almost primitive style, so full of symbols!

I have a small size :))

laura said...

These are great! Size 7 or smaller. Any color, I like them all!
Laura

Terry Biz said...

These are so beautiful and unique! I would love a 9.5! and I'll wear it proudly. Even if it does turn my finger green, I'll be taking it off often to show all the work you've done that is hidden.

Phyllis said...

Nancy:I'm sure I've missed your give-away for one of these gorgeous rings on your blog (just found you!)and sure wish you'd make more for your Etsy site so I could buy SEVERAL of them!They're WONDERFUL!!!
And rings are my fetish!
Please let me know when you have more for sale....your jewelry is so fabulous......especially the OOAK pieces!

Lauren said...

These are gorgeous!!!!! Size 6.5, please...

Coop said...

Such gorgeous rings! Very unique and I like that for my style. No cookie cutter jewelry. I hope I'm not to late to enter in the give away and thank you for sharing your art.