Today I celebrate that yesterday I sold my 400th piece in my Etsy shop. Selling online gives me the creative freedom I always longed for, and I am blessed to connect with each of you through my work. Thank you for making my dream a reality!
I've fallen in love with ancient coins. They are miniature low relief sculptures worn down by touch and time. They embody a fragment of history, and represent people that breathed, loved, imagined and built.
As I often do, I decided to make my own coins and turn them into rings. I plan to make a series carved in wax, but for my first rings, I forged and soldered layers of sterling silver sheet, then added chiseled texture.
The Coin rings are now in my shop.
It has taken me a while to get back to my workbench. 2014 ended with a thud. I was emotionally spent, sick and confused. I wasn't sure why I ended up that way, but after a year of deep unease, my body finally forced me to stop.
After months of introspection –where I meditated, wrote, and read uplifting books– I have recovered my sense of self. I feel more connected to my heart, my intuition and what matters most to me: to embrace the magic and mystery of life. From this place, my imagination visits me again and the spark of creativity ignites. I feel both at peace and exited again.
My first pieces are a commission –something I normally don't do– but I needed an excuse to reconnect with my dear friends, metal and stone.
On days like this, I feel like the luckiest person on earth. I can live off my imagination, and my creations bring me close to marvelous and connected people like you.
Thank you for coming to my sale. Thank you for trusting my work. Thank you for opening a Paypal account (and all the learning it entails) just to purchase from my online shop.
I continue to process your orders –and I still have many emails to send– but I promise to do it in time so that all purchases go out on Monday.
If you would like to purchase a ring online, but you don't know your ring size, follow these instructions and send me your measurement by email:
Measure the inner diameter of a ring you own, and send me the exact measurement (preferably in cm and mm). Look at the image below to see which measurement I need. When you measure the ring, make sure you place your ruler across the middle of the ring (as if you were cutting it in half), and don't measure the thickness of the metal. The result will be something like 1.8 cm.
Most of my rings are open at the back and can be made a full size larger, so don't worry if the measurement is not perfect. I just need to have your approximate size.
I am Jennifer Musi, the jewelry artist behind MUSIBATTY, and this is my blog archive.
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