I bought myself a nice fucking ring
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he is apparently personally opposed to rings
As a boy I am well aware of how silly boys can be but, if you don mind me asking. what is the basis of his opposition to rings? Is it the "marriage" aspect (in which case, what does that have to do with getting your a ring for your birthday) or is it the piece Thomas Sabo Charms Carriers 22 of jewelry itself (in which case. why?)?
I make jewelry even Pandora Alphabet Bead Letter O Silver though I don wear any myself, and a lot of people think it is odd that a 6 hairy Viking Cuban dude who mounts power drills to kitchen implements makes jewelry, so maybe I just too far removed from that particular stereotypical male attitude to understand, but I just cannot Pandora Murano Glass Bead 125 imagine how anyone (male or female, gay or straight, of whatever culture) in a position to please their partner with a small and relatively inexpensive gift would override that opportunity for the sake of adhering to some odd personal dislike of a common object that doesn affect him or her in the slightest.
I mean, what trauma did he endure that made him take an unwavering stance against rings? Is there a club or support group for that kind of thing, or is this more of a "One Man Against the World" kind of thing?
You mean making jewelry or getting boyfriends to understand the value of hand made gifts? ;)
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The first few pieces I made, I just went into Pandora Alphabet Bead Letter O Silver bead Pandora Alphabet Bead Letter O Silver shops, grabbed a tray, and got help from the staff. Nothing is better than a friendly bead shop, and they often have cool, one off components or unusual strings of beads that are great inspiration. I never done a class at a shop but I heard good things (and some let you bring in your own wine or beer!).
Eventually Thomas Sabo Charms Sterling Cross I realized that for what I was spending on one or two sets (necklace and earrings) I could often get enough from Fire Mountain to make several different pieces, so thus started the addiction. (I still go to local shops when I need something right away or when they having trunk sales I like to support local business as much as I can, and some of my favorite pieces are made from components that I found stopping in a random bead shop while traveling.)
For the most part, I just learned by playing there are a ton of advanced techniques that are still (and will probably always be) way beyond me, but the two main things are learning how to make a strong crimp (I use tube crimps much more secure than the little round bead clips or the kind that have a screw) and learning how to bend loops in wires using specialized pliers. I sat with some cheap paperclips and my pliers and practiced making loops while watching TV after an episode or two I felt perfectly comfortable making everything I needed. Once you can make tight loops, you can make "standards" of beads strung on a wire with loops on either end.
I think this can be easily attributed to sampling bias. The men who buy their SOs jewelry are Pandora Alphabet Bead Letter O Silver not going to post about it, and it certainly not going to make it to the front page if they do (unless it references LoZ or DW).
Similarly there nothing edgy about buying your SO jewelry (it expected in some cultures for you to do so regularly), so it seems kind of mundane to mention it.
But then, I an American male Redditor who bought his girlfriend a necklace and earrings a couple months ago, so I a bit outside of the class you noticing.