Reflections of a Master - The fusion of old world goldsmithing with modern design
 
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Gold. Warm and glowing.

Tonight when I was refining 24K gold to hand forge into wedding bands, the treatises of Benvenuto Cellini that I reread earlier today came to mind. I'm drawn to the techniques of old masters to preserve methods of the Old World, and Renaissance Italian goldsmith Cellini wrote in detail with a conversational style. I forgot the page turning, and as if transported to the 1500s, standing next to him, observing his work first-hand it was as if he spoke to me:

"Now my friend, in order to keep my promise with you as to the real practical things, and to show you that I'm not one who goes cribbing other people's ideas & methods but has worked them out with his own hands ..."

Preserving the story. Untouched by mass production.

9/17/2010 00:26:17

Giveaway details for one personalized recycled sterling silver ring as shown in this link:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/37631555/personalized-ring-in-recycled-sterling

This Giveaway starts now! Read this entire post for details on how to enter and how to win:

For one chance to win, FIRST comment here. For even more chances Tweet or blog about this (include a link to this page or to our Facebook page) or post a link to this Giveaway on your Facebook page or status updates. Also "like" our Facebook page (if you haven't already!) and comment about this Giveaway on our Facebook page. (A direct link is located in the column to the right). Each entry counts as one chance. The more entries you make, the more chances!

Please avoid posting on forums because most have rules about non-paid advertising posts about products.

When commenting more than once here, make sure you give the link to your tweet, blog or Facebook post - - this way additional chances to win will be counted.

Your first entry can simply be a comment, but additional entries must include a link to your tweet, blog or facebook posting. Remember: The more entries, the more chances!

Winner chosen using random.org and then announced here after midnight (EDT) this Saturday, 9.25.10.

Please be sure to check back to see if you are the winner! Winner has 3 days to contact us with their mailing address. Otherwise a new Winner will be chosen and announced here. We'll send a note when your ring is in the mail, including a tracking number; but please note we can only include a customs number for international mail, and we cannot be held responsible for non-delivery of First Class International Mail packages or for customs duties or any other customs fees. Thank you, and good luck!!

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Rhonda P
9/17/2010 00:37:41

Beautiful!! Would love to when this beautiful silver!

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Rhonda P
9/17/2010 00:49:51

I'm tired! had to correct self! Beautiful!! Would love to 'win' this beautiful silver!! *Sigh*

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Rhonda P
9/17/2010 00:52:02

Also posted and commented on my FB page! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/poetgirl78?v=wall&story_fbid=160438860636799&ref=notif¬if_t=like

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Amber L
9/17/2010 01:47:14

OO me likey! Would love to have one of these beauties;)

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jayne macura
9/17/2010 04:28:42

lovely, just beautiful x

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9/17/2010 06:42:23

Beautiful!

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9/17/2010 06:47:19

Love your work -- your inspiration and unique designs. I have one piece -- sterling bird with my father's initials on the back.

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Shellie
9/17/2010 06:49:11

Just shared with my FB friends: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1084026200

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Shellie
9/17/2010 06:50:27

Just tweeted: Check out this giveaway http://www.beyondtherockz.com/1/post/2010/09/reflections-of-a-

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Debbie
9/17/2010 08:04:06

You never let us down.
Your pieces are unique and beautiful.

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Debbie
9/17/2010 08:05:06

Of course I "like" you and I shared
http://www.facebook.com/?tid=1451306400356&sk=messages#!/profile.php?id=811082507&v=wall&story_fbid=147534338616678&ref=mf

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Debbie
9/17/2010 08:06:22

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/mommakoala/status/24755866896

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9/17/2010 09:13:44

Simply stylish, stunning and unique! :)

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9/17/2010 09:17:34

Tweeted - @coolcanucks



http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/24761524977

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Penelope
9/17/2010 10:54:12

What a beautiful prize.

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toni
9/17/2010 15:09:30

All of your stuff is absolutely beautiful! :D

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9/17/2010 19:01:10

Retweet:

http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/24802868737

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9/17/2010 19:02:13

I "liked" you on Facebook! (Heather Clouston-Diotte)

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9/17/2010 19:11:18

RT:
http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/24803510396

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Rebecah
9/18/2010 00:58:53

What beautiful work. Would love to win the sterling ring. Thank you for the chance to enter. :)

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Rebecah
9/18/2010 01:00:45

Also commenting on your FB page. :)

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9/18/2010 15:34:18

Would love this ring. Already know what I'd have it say.
tlarue77484 @ sbcglobal . net

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9/18/2010 15:42:04

Shared giveaway on my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/TracyLaRue

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9/18/2010 16:09:37

RT!

http://twitter.com/coolcanucks/status/24879853416

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9/18/2010 16:15:08

I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a contest and freebie site. I posted this giveaway here:

http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/46072-beyond-rockz-personalized-recycled-sterling-silver-ring-giveaway-canada#post273854

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Karry Knisley
9/18/2010 19:03:12

Very modern. I love these rings!

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Karry Knisley
9/18/2010 19:04:18

I follow you on Twitter as Karryknisley and tweeted http://twitter.com/Karryknisley/status/24889849870

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9/18/2010 22:46:29

I love your work! I've waiting to order something like this for my wife, she'd love it!

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9/18/2010 23:03:53

Love your work AL... I have a feeling that you will be hearing from me soon... A commission work is something I'll be looking for!

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Julie D
9/20/2010 10:40:06

Beautiful as always!

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Debbie
9/21/2010 19:23:14

I shared
http://www.facebook.com/kiwicanada#!/profile.php?id=811082507&v=wall&story_fbid=152718831425721&ref=mf

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Debbie
9/21/2010 19:24:27

tweeted for the second one
http://twitter.com/mommakoala/status/25165868809

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Jo Bryan
9/22/2010 02:33:08

Its exquisite, please add me.

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Carol MacMath
9/22/2010 06:05:07


Love your artistry so much. Maybe, by the time I reach 100 I will have your entire collection !!! Simple and beautiful, as always !

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Mary
9/22/2010 11:03:35

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Mary
9/22/2010 11:05:08

it's Mary again ;) hit enter too quickly. a beautiful and very personal piece. I'll keep my fingers crossed to win!

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Abbey
9/22/2010 11:32:02

Simple yet unique - just my taste! :)

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Tessa
9/22/2010 11:34:04

Would love to own that piece of art :) Hope to win!!!!

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9/25/2010 23:09:42

And the winner is ...
... Penelope who we have messaged
CONGRATULATIONS!

We have sent her direct message and are waiting to hear back.

Thank you to everyone for participating, and please keep in touch!

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Cherie Corey
9/26/2010 10:44:37

This is so beautiful. My Daughter is having her first Child any day now, and would love to get this for Her with Her son's name on it. He changed Her whole world for the better. The baby is truly a blessing as it gave me back My Daughter again.

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Penelope
10/19/2010 13:48:10

As the winner of your contest, I would like to thank you so much. I received the beautiful sterling silver ring today. It is just perfect! I love the way you have blended old world craftsmanship with modern design. I will treasure it forever.

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10/22/2010 08:50:24

Your work is amazing. Thank you for this giveaway

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Sam
4/30/2013 13:43:22

Love your website. :) Love the breathing tips and mindful eating pieces you included. The pictures are amazing as well. Can't wait to see more!

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