The 100 Day Project: Update from Beth - Beth Millner Jewelry

The 100 Day Project: Update from Beth

April 06, 2014

15 is a few less than 100

Well, the 100 Day Project turned out to be harder for me to keep up on than I had planned.  In January, I made a trip to Florida to learn some new processes for jewelry making and once I was back, I stopped working on the 100 day project. I signed up for the 100 day project to create space in my life for new designs and new ways of exploring three dimensional shapes through carving wax.  While I did see marked improvement in my skills over 15 days of wax carving, I am now finding myself in April with a mere 15 waxes to show for my project.  

I think that all creativity comes from a place that is hard to cultivate and maybe my 15 days were just the spark I needed because I have a whole bunch of other new designs and pieces that are being worked on and I am really excited about them! Another trip up in my 100 day project commitment was only allowing myself 1 hour per day to carve wax.  I simply have a hard time stopping after one hour, so I would find myself spending 3-4 hours on a wax, without really having that much time to dedicate to it.

Regardless, it is what it is.  I am very grateful for the part of the project I completed and I think it is rather awesome to have even achieved what I have. I think I asked the forces that be for wax carving skills. The answer I got was for a different question. I am okay with that. The question should have been: What new things should I explore? The answer was Keum Boo, Die Cutting and Enamel Pens.  More coming soon on this soon!

Here is the NEW Lake Superior Agate Silver Forest Cocktail Ring I created a few weeks ago!  Click the image for more info.
Lake Superior Agate Silver Forest Cocktail Ring  by Beth Millner

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Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

Fingers can change size due to many circumstances, the best way to get an accurate size is to check the size a couple of different times to determine your best size. The majority of our rings can be resized, but if the ring has a stone setting other than a diamond, it probably cannot be resized unless otherwise noted in the item listing.

Some of our rings with stones are shown with the stone not set in order for us to size the ring to your specifications and set the stone afterwards. This avoids damage to the stone during sizing. Reference the individual ring listings for more details. Wide Bands 7mm and above have more friction against the finger and will need to be ordered a little larger.

Our double band rings fit like a narrow band, when getting sized for a double band ring, you can get sized for a ring that is narrow.

When getting your finger sized, inform jeweler of the width band you are intending on purchasing and rely on them to determine your ring size.

Look here for more information about resizing items that you have already received.

Engagement Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

There are many sneaky options for getting the size right, but the best way is to have their finger sized by a professional.

You may be able to sneak one of their rings and bring it into a jewelry store and ask to check the size.

Beth Millner Jewelry has wish lists too, so they could come in to the store and fill out a wish list and hopefully they provides their ring size.

Bracelet & Cuff Sizing

Measure wrist circumference. Take your measurement just above the wrist above bone.

Use the chart below to determine the correct size.

The bracelets we make are designed to fit comfortably, but if a looser fit is preferred, the next size up may be suitable.


Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing


Size Wrist Measurement (Inches) Wrist Measurement (cm)
Small 5.5-6 14-15
Medium 6-6.5 15-16.5
Large 6.5-7 16.5-18
X-Large 7-7.5 18-19
XX-Large 7.5-8 19-20.5
Bangle Sizing

Bangle Size is determined by hand size, rather than wrist size

Measure hand size by tucking your thumb in, just like when trying on a bangle. Measure around the thickest part of the hand while in this position.

Use the chart below to determine the correct bangle size.

Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry
Size Hand Measurement (inches) Hand Measurement (cm)
Small 7-8 18-20
Medium 8-9 20-23
Large 9-9.5 23-24
Pendant & Earring Sizing

When determining the size of pendant or earrings you would like to purchase, please reference the item description which includes the size of the piece.

Also, there will be an image with a hand in the picture to help visualize the size.

When choosing a piece for another person, we find that our customers choose pieces that are similar to their overall stature.

People that are shorter and small tend to like smaller items, tall slender people tend to like our longer larger pieces.

Chain Length

When picking out a chain, 18 inch is the most common length.

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Beth Millner Jewelry chain length