Erin Crafts One Ring to Rule The Mall

Erin takes over the world of Elves and Men.

Erin and Adrian had a shortened school day on Thursday. Rather than bring them home and watch them play Minecraft, I decided to bring them up to San Francisco for the afternoon.

Our friends Alexei and Marie (Uncle Shopkeep Alexei and Auntie Shopkeep Marie, as I refer to them on Twitter) own a shop in the city (thus “shopkeep”, which would be a strange nickname if they had nothing to do with a shop). They sell jewelry and clothing at Fiat Lux (Twitter @fiatluxsf, Instagram @fiatluxsf), either making or finding great pieces, and have recently moved their jewelry making to a studio downtown. I had never seen the studio, and Alexei hadn’t seen the kids in a while, so I brought the kids to see where Uncle Alexei sometimes makes things.

Fuck yeah Saturday, bring it. Rich & high with Daisy's Diamond Pebble, Scosha's Halo, Claire's Black Diamond Bateau, D&I's Petite Pavé & our very own house made Littlest Evil. All available in shop & online at www.fiatluxsf.com. #girlpower.
Fuck yeah Saturday, bring it. Rich & high with Daisy’s Diamond Pebble, Scosha’s Halo, Claire’s Black Diamond Bateau, D&I’s Petite Pavé & our very own house made Littlest Evil. All available in shop & online at www.fiatluxsf.com. #girlpower. From the Fiat Lux Instagram.

Erin, ever-curious, immediately wanted to know what everything was and what it did. So Uncle Shopkeep Alexei helped Erin make a ring.

Alexei's assistant, Anna, shows Erin some metal that will be made into a ring.
Anna, a jeweler at Fiat Lux, shows Erin some metal that will be made into a ring.
Alexei shows Erin how the metal is fed into a steampunk contraption.
Alexei shows Erin how the metal is fed into a steampunk contraption.
Erin works the steampunk contraption.
Erin works the steampunk contraption.
Erin is delighted by the transformation of the metal.
Erin is delighted by the transformation of the metal.
Erin clips the metal into ring size.
Erin clips the metal into ring size.
Adrian helps.
Adrian helps.
Alexei solders the ring into one piece.
Alexei solders the ring into one piece.
Erin mallets the ring flat.
Erin mallets the ring flat.
Erin hammers the ring flatter.
Erin hammers the ring flatter.
Erin tries on her ring.
Erin tries on her ring.
Erin sands her ring smooth.
Erin sands her ring smooth.
Erin takes over the world of Elves and Men.
Erin takes over the world of Elves and Men.

Emily is now the proud owner of an Erin original (it was Erin’s plan all along to make a ring for her mom, because that’s how this kid thinks all the time). Emily is currently invisible, and leading the assault on Gondor.

So, who wants Erin to make a ring for them? Keep following Fiat Lux on Twitter and Instagram and let Alexei know that you want an original Erin Burns ring. Or you could buy any of their other rings, if you’re looking for a great piece of jewelry instead of a ring that will give you the power to turn invisible. Whatever floats your boat.