Friday, August 18, 2006
The Lady of the Rings
Here's yet another self-inflicted piece of photography of Pink Lady's hand. This time jewel-encrusted with rings from the Finnish Kalevala jewelry. They make really cool jewelry based on ancient Finnish designs - a bit like Viking jewelry in some cases. Do check it out.
This jewelry is as popular with elderly ladies as it is with gothic pre-teens: something for everybody. Even for men. I've got tons of jewelry from them - many of the pieces have been gifts. However, I also worked next to the Kalevala jewelry factory for a while and we had a deal with them so we could use their canteen. We were given a 10% (I think?) discount on everything and once there was a huge sale where everything was at 70% off - I bought a "few" pieces during that shopping spree... ;-). The pieces are mostly available in gold, silver or bronze.
By the way, the Kalevala is Finland's national epic - kind of like our Shakespeare or something. J.R.R. Tolkien (of Lord-of-the-Rings-fame) was a big fan. It's full of legends and wierd gods and stuff - and has been translated into English and a host of other languages.