- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I have a mostly hypothetical (at this point) question for you all– but I have to explain first:
My SO and I have been talking about engagement and rings somewhat more lately. I’m not expecting anything very soon, but it comes up really often, mostly because of me, but sometimes because of him, to my delight and surprise.
Cue briliant idea: I learned about how anyone can learn to make wax sculpted jewelry molds, and that books on the subject, and companies that do custom, inexpensive casting in silver, gold, and platinum exist. Cool. SO and I could learn how to carve wax molds, and he could do one for my e-ring someday! Much more interesting & cheaper for two artistic geeky weirdos like us, and fun too! So I have mentioned this relatively obtusely a couple times. Tonight I said something about this that he instantly interpreted correctly. . . and when I apologized for talking about *the subject* so much, he said, “don’t worry about it– it’s fine!” And in a cheerful tone. Hmmm.
Anyway, he’s excited about the wax carving idea, but the problem is, if he does eventually decide to make my ring this way, instead of buying one, there’s a chance that it would take FOREVER for him to do– he works with his hands for his job, and so tends to take a very long time to finish any handcrafted gifts he does on his own time. For example, he made, in collaboration with a blacksmith friend, a harvesting/gathering knife for me for my last birthday present. My birthday is in April and the knife is not done, and he hasn’t worked on it in months (the blacksmith’s part is done).
So, my question is, is it tempting procrastinating-fate to imply I want a ring sculpted by him??!! And I wonder how, if he does end up making it, how on earth it won’t end up taking forever? I don’t my wait to be any longer than it has to be! Not that anything will happen anytime soon, and not that I don’t trust him, but I’m planning ahead here. . . I’m a worrier!