WIth great delight, I received a package last week my from friends Mark and Stephen at Deadringer, NZ.
This is the first time I’ve gotten the full treatment – the custom carved casket.
Mark asked me what I wanted carved in the casket. Just have fun with it, I said. Do whatever you feel inspired to do.
Below is what they came up with, and I could not have been more delighted.
I wish I’d taken pictures of the whole thing as I opened it; the process is so dramatic that it would have made an amazing slide show. The casket is bolted closed with tiny brass screws, and comes with a tiny screw driver. Here, though, is the lid.
…and what was inside after I removed the screws.
The necklace is a thing of beauty. Later I’ll have Barb model it for me; it fits beautifully. It’s truly elegant. I love women’s jewelry that retails the edge, the biker-gothic-rock-n-roll feel, and yet is still beautifully feminine. This is s necklace that requires a lovely feminine neck to display to full effect.
The ring is Deadringer Minima Classic, modified to my request with a 13/spade design (you know how much I’m a sucker for spades). It’s sized as a pinky ring, and fits, as always, absolutely perfectly. I’ve never work a pinky ring for daily wear; this ring is so comfortable I just might manage it.
The thing that sets these guys apart from anyone else in the business is both the incredible detail, and the creativity; the photos below show both.
Below the cut, you’ll find a couple more shots; these two are the rings beside my Classic, and my Yorrick, for size reference. This shows the scale side by side, and on the hand
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