I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What's the Difference?

Although I like all of the ring bases I buy, I do have my favorites.
You may be asking, "what's the difference?"

These are really pretty open filigree, and are very thin and lightweight.

Easily adjustable.

But these...

these are my favorite ring bases! They are heavier and strong, and take some force to adjust the size.

Can you see the difference in the thickness? I bought three color variations this time :)

The black one isn't painted, it's powder coated! Powder coating is harder, and much tougher than paint.
Bicycle frames and appliances are powder coated. Sometimes my husband sends fencing materials to be powder coated, and that's how I knew what it was. When I saw that these black ring bases were powder coated, I bought them without hesitation. I can't wait to pull out my mini shells and play with these!

I already played with the others last week ;)

I like, okay I LOVE the finished look of the filigree ring bases. I do know how to wire wrap rings... I've made a few. But as far as a complete and finished ring go, I like using ring bases better :D They have a more 'high end' look to them.

So, that is one of the things I'll be working on this week, the rose stem rings! My favorite ring bases!

Shae says Thank You ALL for the birthday wishes!

Edited 5 hours later to add:

I was supposed to announce a WINNER today! OMG I am sooooo sorry!
I'll do it tomorrow, I promise....I need to unearth my brain from wherever I've lost it in this craft room.


Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Wonderful rings-they make quite the Statement. Tell your daughter I said hey.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I like those ring bases too - they look very sturdy. What is the shell on the ring way on the left in the group photo? It's brown and looks like an eye?

Is that creme brulee?

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh what pretty rings Del! I love the stronger filigree ring bases. They are gorgeous and powder-coated? Who knew? Oh yeah...you did! The creme brulee looks delicious!

Daniella said...

LOL Della! If you find your brain, see if mine is with it!!!
Is that your daughter? She is beautiful!! I don't know what the occasion was, but congratulations!
I love creme brulee!! Can you mail me some????
Your rings are fabulous!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The birthday girl looks very pretty and happy, too! Looks like she got lots of special treatment and had a fun day! I love the new rings you've made! Of course I do! Sweet hugs!

Eyelah said...

just from the pictures you can tell those second set of ring bases are stronger.

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