Sunday, October 27

New Wedding Bands

I'm not going to lie. I'm horrible about my wedding ring.

Commit to one man, EASY

Commit to just one beautiful ring, TERRIFYING!

I just love them all so much, and with the ability to make new ones it's hard not to spoil myself every time I get a new idea.

This time, it was Dave mostly asking for a new ring. When we got married, I knew literally NOTHING about soldering. Now that I have 100's under my belt he wanted one of his very own. With him getting a new ring, it was OBVIOUS that I also needed another one!

So here's what I made us...

For mine, I had a 4 mm green tourmaline stone that I purchased a few years ago. It is an AMAZING olive green color, and I knew I wanted to save it for something extra special. It was perfect for this project because it's got a little sparkle, but is also really earthy and simple. It'll be great with jeans and a t-shirt, but it will also go nicely when I decide to rock the HUGE rings I normally have on.

For some reason the "until death" portion of traditional vows has always been really powerful to us. Some might find it depressing, but I find it so incredibly romantic. So against tradition, I stamped it around one side of the band.

Then I made a super thin and simple dotted band to act as the Wedding Ring portion. I love the little detail it adds to the piece. The texture is just incredible.

For Dave, he really loved the hammered look, so this is what I did....

I started with a really wide band, and hammered the heck out of it. I love all the little tool marks in it. It reminds me of all the items I've made with it previously; the love and work I put into them and into this ring.

Then of coarse I took the opportunity to stamp a little something on the inside of his ring. I had a little more room to work with, and so I fit the whole "Until death do us part" vow and our anniversary date.

I love how well they pair together, but also work so well apart. Very fitting of our relationship I think.

P.S. If you are interested in custom rings, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Wednesday, October 9

New Beauties

As fall begins, I find my self content to sip coffee and meditate on the earth around me.

I hope these new pieces may bring whatever it is you need in your life at this moment. Maybe it's peace, inspiration, or hope.

May they not just be beautiful items to adorn ourselves with, but may they remind us of who we strive to be. 

Peaceful beautiful creatures that have the ability to bring harmony and joy in a world of chaos.

May we have the ability to find beauty all around us. In the little things. 

And may our days be full of joy, happiness, hope, and most of all love.