I’m FAILING at blogging lately – so sorry!
I wanted to tell you about some fun handmade rings I recently purchased.
The larger solitary ring (seen below) is a silver moon ring.
There are all sorts of myths surrounding the moon.
One of them relates to female intelligence and intuition.
I’m a highly intuitive person so I used that as an excuse (!!) for purchasing the moon ring.
(I also really like how the look of it contrasts strikingly with the stacking rings.)
The three stacking rings are called comet rings.
I have one in gold with a rose gold comet, one in rose gold with a silver comet, and one in silver with a rose gold comet.
I got three to symbolize my three kids.
Handmade rings by When Catie Met Soda.
I also purchased a simple gold band to wear on the thumb of my left hand.
I’ve been eyeing Catie’s jewelry for quite some time.
I learned about Catie’s shop when one of my friends purchased jewelry from Catie awhile back.
Recently, Catie began selling through Etsy which makes purchasing much easier for those of us who live far away from Catie.
As a “reward” for surviving Surgery #12, I decided to treat myself to something special.
After all, Surgery #12 is my LAST surgery and it will be a full eleven years on this journey by the time I’m done with my current surgical recovery.
I made the mistake of NOT measuring my ring sizes prior to surgery so I was forced to wait for the swelling in my hand to decrease.
(I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me that my hand would swell after elbow surgery.)
But, FINALLY, I was able to place my order.
The waiting was the hardest part.
Catie lives in the UK.
She’s an absolute pleasure to work with, and an excellent communicator.
She got busy making my rings and even emailed me with progress photos as she made them.
Four of my five rings completed – photo by Catie.
The day she shipped them, I began tracking their expected arrival.
They got to L.A. customs very quickly.
And there they sat.
And then …?
They were finally “out for delivery” according to the USPS website.
But they didn’t deliver … day after day, after day!
Finally, last Friday, the USPS website updated and showed me my rings had (for some reason?) been visiting post offices all over Southern California.
I was relieved to discover they weren’t lost.
That afternoon, as I drove up my street my mailman waved me down.
He’d already visited my house and was leaving the neighborhood.
But, he saw my car and flagged me down so I could sign for my delivery from Catie.
(I have a REALLY NICE postman!)
I was so happy my rings were HOME.
I was also thrilled to discover they’re way more beautiful in person than the photos depicted and/or I had ever imagined they’d be.
The quality and workmanship is all I’d hoped for and more.
Not only that …
They fit perfectly!
I haven’t taken them off since they arrived.
My fingers are so happy they’re having a party.
I can’t recommend Catie highly enough if you’re purchasing a gift or treating yourself to something special.
And, in case you’re curious, “Soda” in her shop name refers to her dog Soda.
You can find Catie at: When Catie Met Soda on Etsy.
** This post is not sponsored and I didn’t get a discount, or anything for free, for writing it. Catie doesn’t even know I wrote it – yet! **