Ring Garden and the Earthquake

by anna on May 2, 2013

in Anna's Blog

Awesome Hand (2)Going through old product pictures I came across a lovely Ring Garden picture taken by Ken a couple years ago. At this time, we used to sell these polymer clay and gemstone rings and we photographed them in our studio. The rings were three types:

~ Atlantida, with a Trochus Radiatus shell (also known as Christmas Tree Top shell);

~ El Dorado, with a citrine nugget;

~ Elven Flower, with a quartz crystal nugget


We wanted to create a picture that would showcase all different types of rings. So, we created this setup with the three types of rings in it, plus acrylic crystals and beads, to set the mood. Rings wouldn’t stand on their own, so we had to use photography wax, in order to make them stick to the acrylic. That evening we only took a couple of shots, and as we were very tired, we decided to finish photographing our Ring Garden the next day.

Of course the next day it was the famous Virginia earthquake, epicenter of which was actually close to our studio :). So, we came in only to find our painstakingly assembled Ring Garden setup all collapsed, and had to assemble it again. That’s life :). However, we finally managed to get pretty good shots of it, so it was not a wasted effort.

Ring Garden

That August 2011 we had one hell of a week – an earthquake, a hurricane, and a flood – all in one week. However, we (and our studio) have survived them all and kept working on our company.

Have you noticed? Oftentimes little things bring a lot of memories with them. Maybe that’s what we cherish them for :). What holds your memories? Share with me in the comments

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Rebecca cazarin February 21, 2014 at 11:40 am

I love the rings


anna February 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Thank you! We sold most of them 🙂


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