Saturday, December 09, 2006

Warm comments about Touch Wood Rings

"I received the rings today and they are absolutely beautiful! They are even more beautiful than the photos and the feel of them is divine. Mine fits perfectly and I'm sure M's will fit perfectly as well. This process has been like a dream come true with you and David! I couldn't ask for a better way to make such a special purchase. Thank you for all that you two do, and the ecological and tender way in which you do it. I will be passing the word on about you two and Touch Wood rings."

Monday, December 04, 2006

Some new wooden rings from Touch Wood Rings

Some newer rings ~ rose wood rings, walnut rings, koa wood, grenadilla, oak ...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Black wood rings

Beautiful Black wood rings ~ handcrafted by David Finch. Touch Wood Rings. This first ring is black wood with a blue spruce interior.

This ring is Grenadilla with a blue spruce band.
Black wood ring with a white maple interior. Man's size 8 ring, 6mm wide tapered to 4mm
Grenadilla (African Black Wood) ring with a rosewood inlaid band.
Blue spruce and black wood rings.

African black wood is also called Grenadilla ~ it is the wood clarinets are made from.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Purple heartwood rings

Purpleheart wood rings ~ this pair was designed with spiraled bands of birch wood.

This wooden ring is solid purpleheart.

Touch Wood Oak ring with black walnut knot band

An oak ring with a black walnut knot band, sz 7.5 7mm wide and gently tapered.

"Nicola and David,
I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me when I got home from work Friday night. The ring you made for me was breathtaking. There are not enough adjectives to describe the beauty of it and the excitement that both myself and my partner experienced when we opened the package. We can't thank you enough for the work you do for the environment, but also for the things you do to make an important time in peoples' lives even more precious. I will look down at the ring everyday feeling inspired and blessed. Please feel free to post this on your website and let everyone know that visits your site, how special you both are to 2 Rhode Island lesbians! :) We will keep in touch and send you pictures from the ceremony. Thanks again and please let us know how you are from time to time. Words cannot adequately describe how thankful we both are.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Wooden rings from Touch Wood Rings

Walnut and ash wood rings
Juniper heartwood, koa and blue spruce

Rose wood rings
Walnut, blue spruce and zebra wood

Monday, October 02, 2006

Touch Wood Rings, Wear the warmth of wood

Rose wood wedding rings with maple wood bands ~

Nicola and David -
"We have received our rings and they're wonderful! I'd only been wearing it for 2 hours and three people had already noticed it and asked me about it! Justin and I are so happy with our choice. Funny enough, when my mom tried on my ring she commented, "Wow, it's so much warmer than gold or silver." I guess your motto is quite appropriate. Thank you so much for making it possible for us to make a sustainable choice for our wedding bands. "

More Rose wood rings from Touch Wood Rings. Wear the warmth of wood.

Rose wood rings, lined with blue spruce and banded with juniper heart wood.

Blue spruce wood rings with juniper heartwood bands

These blue spruce and juniper heart wood rings were designed by and created for a couple in Oregon.

"I am so grateful for your hard work, excellent service, and beautiful craftsmanship that have gone into creating our rings and getting them to us.

I had never wanted to wear something flashy, and I had also recently resolved not to buy diamonds because of the ethical issues.

As two musicians who play wooden instruments (flute and clarinet) we appreciate the warmth and soul of wood. There is a liveliness and spirit in my ring that I have never felt in other, metal rings I've worn. When I placed it on my finger, it fit perfectly. I marveled at the subtlety and elegance of the actual ring." Thank you ~ Katherine

Olive wood, Blue Spruce and Koa wood rings

Koa, blue spruce and olive wood rings ~ both 9mm tapered to 7 with spiraled bands. Designed by and created for a couple in California.

Mahogany and birch wood rings

Mahogany exterior, birch wood lined rings. These rings are 8 and 7mm wide respectively, the 7mm ring has a slight taper. Designed by and created for a couple in White Rock BC.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Andrew and Emily ~ their wedding and their Touch Wood Rings

Black Walnut wood rings with offset clear juniper bands.

For newlyweds Andrew and Emily Skwish.

"Our rings are truely a work of art, and are a terrific representation of how Emily and I feel about each other. We wear your rings with pride. Thank you so much for this."

"The wedding was a huge blast. We couldn't stop smiling all night. "

These great photograpsh were taken by Andrew's best man (also Andrew) who has kindly given us permission to publish them here.
Congratulations you two!! We wish you huge happiness and it was great fun working with you too!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Musical wooden rings

This set of Touch Wood wedding rings was designed by a musician couple. They wanted to incorporate wood from each of their instruments. The two narrow bands on these birds eye maple wood rings are Grenadilla and Rosewood. Grenadilla (also called African black wood) is what clarinets are made of and the rosewood is the wood used in a marimba.

Here are some of Mike's comments:
"I don't know if this is a similar experience to a metal ring.... but this ring feels so good.... comforting, even.... a palpable energy! I'm so proud of it, the grenadilla and rosewood go so well together. David's amazing. The craftmanship is to not be believed. "

Cherry and birch wood ring

This lovely ring is cherry with two birch wood bands. It is a size 8 and a half and is 5mm wide. Designed with love as a birthday present.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Wooden ring of birch and black walnut.

A classic birch wood ring with a black walnut band. Now living in Hawaii.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Beech and Blue Spruce wood ring

This lovely combination of woods (beech and blue spruce) is a man's ring. This ring is a size 9, 6mm wide with a 4mm band of spruce.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Walnut Wood Rings

Walnut. Dark brown, honey toned and almost black... walnut comes in so many shades and grains, it's spectacular. Alone or in combination with other woods.

Blue spruce is a beauty with walnut.

Walnut, spruce and oak wood rings

There is something quite magical about doing custom work.

This very beautiful design was created by a couple in Vancouver, British Columbia.

What folks envision and then what David creates from their vision is artistic collaboration at it's finest.
The process is exciting. I thoroughly enjoy communicating with people as they design their rings, then communicating their desires to David who in turn creates their rings.

These rings are made of walnut, oak, blue spruce. The ring on the left also has a koa liner.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Man's juniper heart wood ring

This ring is a size 12 ~ 6mm wide. Spectacular Juniper heartwood with a blue spruce band. On it's way to Iowa.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Braided Juniper heart wood ring

This ring has a braided juniper heartwood band. It is not carved. David prepared 3 thin strands of juniper and braided them by hand to create the inlaid band for this beautiful koa ring. This is a tiny ring (just under a size 4) and 5mm wide.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Stone and Wood Ring

A ring of love.

The gentleman enlisted the help of his Dad who sent us three kinds of wood from the family farm. Oak, cherry wood and walnut.

The couple decided on two of these woods to use for her engagement ring.

They had found a crystal on a hike they had taken and wanted to somehow incorporate a bit of the stone. David crafted the ring of walnut and oak wood they sent us and embedded the center band with crushed stone from the found crystal. The ring is a size 6 and 4mm wide.

"Wow!! The ring is absolutely beautiful! My parents really enjoyed seeing the ring and were really impressed by it. Thank you so much making this beautiful ring that we can now have to show our love for each other. We can't express to you enough how grateful and blessed we feel to have it. I guess the next thing that we will have to set up are the plans for the wedding bands."