It has been another cold day in New York. How is everyone else spending their day? Because Valentine's Day is coming soon, I have been busy on many different orders for Valentine's Day gifts in the studio.
We had a one day class today with Miho-san, Ayako's hairdresser. Miho-san produced a 18K gold thin ring. The word "LOVE & JOY" has been stamped in it. I think that by wearing a ring engraved with your favorite characters, the ring will be like a charm.
Ayako-san is a pregnant woman who's expected delivery is in 10 days. Her Nepali husband wants to present her after the birth a ring stamped with "Zutto Issho" which means "with much." Those are the same characters that were put on their wedding cake as her husband knows those characters. He wanted to give her the ring after she gave birth. That truly touched me and made me almost cry. (Tears) I hope that the baby is born safely, healthy, and strong.
From the coverage of the weekly NY Life Irassha~tsu article, to the stylist, to today's class, there have been a lot of comings and goings. However, we had a day filled with harmony.
Do you want to make your own surprise handmade ring? I believe that is a wonderful gift because it has more value than a present you can buy because it was heartily home-made. :)