Monday, May 10, 2010

Ecosystem Accessory

I normally hate rings (one of my greatest fears, besides tsunami and sarlacci, is getting a ring stuck on my finger), but when I saw this monster peeking out of a sale bin on a Mother's Day road trip this weekend, I forgot about my phobia:

I mean, first of all, just look at the thing. I could stare at it for days and still not fully comprehend everything that's going on. This ring has a more complex storyline than Avatar.

Secondly, the band is stretchy, so when I slipped it on there was none of the hyperventilating, crying, and phantom finger swelling that usually occurs when I put on a ring. Besides the fact that it weighs approximately eight pounds, it's quite comfy and accommodating.

I walked over to my mom to ask her opinion. She grabbed my hand and shrieked, "That ring features two pollinators! Your father would be so proud!"

So I bought it. Duh. Plus it was only ten bucks.

When I dropped my mom off at home that afternoon I asked my dad what he thought of my new purchase.

"Good god," he said.

Good enough.

P.S. I don't see a brand name, but I found it at my favorite jewelry store in the whole world: Accessory Appeal (520 Northeast 3rd Street in McMinnville). Seriously guys, if you ever find yourself in Yamhill County, Oregon, have a glass of pinot noir and then go to Accessory Appeal. I love everything in the store, including the adorable owner, Hollyanne.

34 comments:

Katy said...

OMG!! that. is. so. cool.

fritha louise said...

I love that ring! I remember lusting over a similar one a while ago, but it was by some designer or other and cost about a bajillion pounds, so obviously yours is much better, being a total bargain. If that was mine I would never ever take it off!

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

That is a cool ass ring! Clearly your parents know a good thing when they see it.

Miss Peregrin said...

BEST RING EVER. It's so colourful, and busy. Now I want to find a huge awesome ring.

EvaNadine said...

pure ring perfection.

Amy said...

I WANT THAT RING SO HARD. If you ever find a similar one online or something please post about it! That thing is WONDERFUL!

colasensei said...

"This ring has a more complex storyline than Avatar."

That is the funniest thing I've seen all week.

Good job.

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Fabulous. I love it. :)

Anne (in Reno) said...

Oh my god I went to school in McMinnville and I loved shopping on 3rd street! There used to be an adorable shop where you could get the cutest homemade scarves and accessories, I wish I could remember what it's called. You have to go to Wildwood Cafe and get the Wildwood toast next time you're there, it's french toast rolled in homemade granola and it is amazing!

Crap now I need to go back to Oregon. Also, love the ring. I wonder if it's from the same store I'm thinking of.

smittenkitten said...

haha, your mother's comment was priceless!!

Sarah xo said...

That ring is so cute! I found one similar (I am a ring junkie) in that it had bees and bugs on it, but it was all gold and a knuckleduster one. Oh, I am in love with it! xo

Lily said...

i love that ring! im obsessed with rings! hahha at your mum! my mum says that about some of mine!

Noël said...

That ring rocks! I'm glad they didn't fit a house centipede on it too.

Michelle said...

"This ring has a more complex storyline than Avatar."

I didn't know that was a hard thing to do ;)

GORGEOUS ring. I love your mom's reaction, hahaha. I need to borrow your family and go shopping with them for comedic value, okay?

Lorena said...

Well. you have a true fear there.
It's called ring-o-stuck fobia.
It happened to me. I chewed on a gold ring while it was still on. I was watching tv. Then I could not take it off.
My grandparents had to take me to the jewelry to have it cut off.
It's real.

Ana said...

YAY go Yamhill County! Whats incredibly sad about this, is I spent 90% of my childhood in McMinnville, and never found anything cool....

Vanessa said...

Whoa, cool!

Ruth said...

That ring is amazing...you might even say it's..amazering?
Also, personally I am more afraid of getting my ring/s stuck on something and TEARING OFF MY FINGER. Though that doesn't actually stop me wearing them.

A. said...

It looks so mismatched and fun. I'm going try making one of these!

A from A + B in the Sea

Sarah said...

I would love an ecosystem on my hand! I might just stop washing...? Maybe not! I've nominated you for an 'I love your blog' award over on my blog for making me laugh in almost every single post! :)

Sarah x
wrappedupwithstring.blogspot.com

Wild and Precious said...

i just found your blog via your twitter, which i found via melissa blake's twitter... anywhoo..i was howling! too funny. love you blog.

xo,
your newest follower

www.wild-and-precious.com

Mabel and Zora said...

We love that ring.

Ms. P and C said...

Love that! You know how I dig on the big rings...I'd have bought it too.

Vie said...

that ring looks so good on you.. kinda reminds me of juicy couture or betsey johnson style! good find, girl! <3

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

Nice ring.
AWESOME BLOG ;)

ambika said...

Wow, I love it! I'd wear it every day.

Menina said...

It really suits you, I wish I could pull off rings but unfortunately I always appear uncomfortable and mess with them too much. Like I'm trying to show them off, but really i just want to take it off and not look at it again.

I'd like to look at that one though. Apart from the wasp/bee.

x

Tebonin said...

very colorful, really are eyecathing, love them very much, great design

Rachel said...

That ring is stunning! Its like the Dior ones.... I want one so badly! I'm not really a ring person, but for something that pretty I'd put up with something massive hanging off of one of my fingers!!!

Mylvin said...

This ring is fantastic. If I were to give my opinion, the ring symbolizes a family of which the two pollinators ( bee and the bug ) represents mother and father figure which is nurturing a child in the form of a flower.

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heather said...

Omg!!! I love that store! I lived in McMinnville for a year and now I live in Dundee, which is only 15 minutes north. They always have tons of cute cheap stuff! No such thing as "just looking" there, you always manage to find stuff to buy.

Mindy said...

I read CakeWrecks. The author started a new blog called Epbot. And then she posts a link to yours. So basically I come across your blog COMPLETELY randomly. And I'm FROM McMinnville! How incredibly insane is that?!

missgreenslate said...

WIN! FInally a place to visit in OREGON!!!!! :D
And @Mindy, The SAME THING happened to me.

HEHEHEHEH SO EXCITED.

a girl in the life said...

So, I have special love for your blog because you're local, but I never realized there would be anything THAT local! I live in McMinnville! :) I love that store, and also Red Berry on third. Bella Casa is nice too. I'm tempted to jump in the car and go down and see if they have more of these rings right now!

Thanks for the awesomeness blog. :)

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