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Eternity... by emily-strange Eternity... by emily-strange
Okay, so I'll post a better quality picture of the ring when the weather is a little less fowl - for a really good quality image I need to use my SLR and be outside on a sunny day. Since we've been getting hammered by the snow and extreme cold I've not had a chance...

I know! Excuses excuses! But I wanted to post this piece and try out the shadow heart pic because it's actually my mum's new engagement/eternity ring. I know it's a bit cutesy, but I kept seeing the idea in other deviants galleries and I'm hoping it'll make my mum smile when she sees it.

Anyhoo, for Christmas dad commissioned me to make a ring to match the wedding ring I made mum for their thirtieth anniversary in the summer [link] using similar stones to the ones in her original engagement ring which unfortunately no longer fits.

Another first for me too - I've only made one wedding ring and this is my first engagement/eternity ring and I made both for my mum, so there really isn't anyone I could imagine making them for first. I'm really happy with it and so are my parents and now all I have to do is wrestle them both away from her for five minutes to take some photos and polish her wedding band.


:Stirling silver band, 9ct Gold layer with two diamonds and a sapphire:
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TresWild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
This is very nice and simple. I know you didn't use it here, but what SLR do you have and how do you like it?
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like my SLR very very very much.

I have a Canon EOS 30D and it's wonderful, simple to use - though I admit I'm a bit lazy and tend to leave it on automatic a lot of the time even though I actually do know how to use it on manual.

It came with a 17-85mm lens which does for me - though a bigger lens would be nice at some stage or one specifically for macro shots but it's a good all rounder.

Here's Canon's review anyway, it'll give you a bit more info about specifics, but in my book it's a good-un. ;) [link]

My little sister has a smaller SLR which is good too, but I can't remember what make it is. Shall go find out for you if you like :) :wave:
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TresWild Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Thanks alot, I need to get one soon and I am trying to decide which ones. I am glad the auto works well, I also know how to use manual, but I admit I am sometimes in too much of a rush to use it.

I was thinking about getting a macro lens, but you think it does fine without it?

I hope you continue to like the camera ^.^ and thanks again.
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: yeah I know that feeling, sometimes taking a pic happens in such a rush there really isn't time to think about f-stops and levels!

These three pics I took using my SLR: [link] [link] & [link] and they're just using the lens which came with it. They do do macro lenses, however this one is good enough for me and I can't justify the money for a good one, which from what I've seen is about £200.

I did find this lens on Amazon [link] which is the cheapest I've seen, however I have no idea whether it's good or not - there are only two reviews and I've literally just had a quick flick about the net.

If I'm honest and to answer your question directly - yes I think the one it comes with is fine, but you'll have to fine tune the focus because auto sometimes doesn't play ball. But that's the same with any camera!

Glad I could help :) :heart:
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TresWild Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
The pictures look really nice, especially your mother's wedding ring, it looks lovely very chic. I was hoping the lens would be good and not need an upgrade, it is a lot of money.

I definitely understand, I tend to do the focus myself too, auto always focuses in the wrong place for me.

You have given me a lot to think about, thanks again!
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I couldn't believe how much lenses cost when I looks, so other than needing to buy a week photo tent and some lights, I have no desire to upgrade.

Glad I could be of help, it is a really good camera.

Hope you get a good one :wave:
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PAPAWINDY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work Emily :)
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers Ian! :)
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kilted1ecosse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
cracking design, seriously stunning work.
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Needs a better picture to do it justice though.
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kilted1ecosse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
a nice macro shot possibly??
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Shall be if I can get good enough light (or find a lamp/daylight bulb) use my SLR rather than me little compact one. That's what I used for the wedding band.
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kilted1ecosse Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
am sure you'll get there, can't be easy photographing in an igloo :D
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't know...makes finding a white background fairly simple ;)

Tis fairly sunny today, if I can pinch it off mum I'll bung it in the snow (as opposed to using bluetac to stand it up ;)) and take a few quick pics, see if they'll be any good, otherwise might be a while until I get one.
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kilted1ecosse Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
sounds like a good plan, should make for a nice effect with natural light and snow. good thinking :batman:
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Was rubbish, the snow's so hard I couldn't get it to stand up and when I did...it sank. Plus serious trees/shade issues around about the house.

Rubbish.
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Xylaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!
Amazing work!
You are very smart! The girl onto whose finger this ring is pulled may be happy!
:)
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:

The lucky girl is my mum so she's very very happy! ;)
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Konan219 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Good anyway
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Konan219 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
I've seen a picture(s)njust like this millions of times.
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: okay a little derivative but I admitted that and the ring is completely my own design, hand made and one of a kind...and is really the focus of the picture, not the soppy :heart:

I will add a better picture at a later date.

Thank you for adding it to your favourite despite the millions like it ;)
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Konan219 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Yeah but I didn't mean it like in a bad way though.it's still great
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emily-strange Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know, I didn't take it as being mean - I was just teasing ;)
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Konan219 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Okay
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