Monday, December 31, 2007
Here are some photographs of the final Touch Wood Rings of 2007.
It is with much gratitude and great joy that David and I ring out the old and begin the work of a new year.
Many thanks to all the folks we've had the pleasure of getting to know over the past year and we look forward to getting to know many more of you through the next year. We look forward to working with you to create wood rings you will love.
Take good care of each other and we'll do the same.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Koa, ash, purpleheart, juniper heart wood and maple wood rings.
Their wooden wedding rings ~ his blackwood with a rose wood band and hers of rose wood with a ecalyptus liner. And her engagement ring ~ created with the same blackwood and koa as his wedding ring.
It was so much smaller than anything I could have imagined. And absolutely beautiful. I loved it immediately and I can't believe how much more I have grown to love it in the space of just two days. The grain in the koa is so incredible, and the colour so rich. I love the beautiful finish, the lightness and feel of it on my finger. It's perfect in every way. Thank you for creating a piece that so aptly represents our love - very unique and incredibly beautiful.
Howdy Nicola and David, We love our rings! Thank you so much for including us in the whole process. The rings are pieces of art we will be proud to wear. We truely appreciate you actively providing a service which helps our environment. Thank you for so beautifully providing the reminders of our love for our partners, family, and everything. We all wish you both the best in your peaceful world.
"On Friday night we went back to the pier that we got married on and said our vows to each other again and gave each other the rings. It was wonderful and we feel so great about our natural, handmade rings; more meaningful than we could have ever imagined! "
She said yes! Just wanted to send you a few pictures of our engagement. Patty loves the ring - it was a perfect choice! Thank you again for all your help and advice, it really paid off!
"Wow!" is the closest I can come to descibing the intricate detail and beauty that this ring possesses. The ring looks so nice against his skin tone. I just love it! Working with you guys has been such an amazing experience. I really admire y'alls lifestyles and your positive happy attitudes! It has been such a pleasure."
Oak wood rings ~ hers with a willow band and his with a cedar band.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Louise and Arran decided to use cherry and oak because both are ancient native trees to Ireland and Britain, and they liked their symbolic meanings of strength and love.
"We were delighted to discover that as well as being very beautiful the rings have a great warm feel to them - unlike the coldness of metal! Many, many thanks Louise & Arran, Ireland"
Arran & I had a wonderful weddding in August - I have attached some pictures from the registry office - where the ring exchange took place and from a stone circle where we performed a handfasting ceremony. The rings are still fantasic and have darkened considerably since we started wearing them, which makes them even more beautiful . All the best and thanks again. Louise and Arran
Arran having his first pint of Murphys stout as a married man. And with the ring to prove it!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Breda wrote: “The first thing that struck me was amazement at how on earth David can create such beautiful pieces of art made of such tiny pieces! I guess you don't fully appreciate that when looking at the photos as the mind is tricked by these larger images. He obviously has gifted - patient - hands. We just love the rings. They are absolutely stunning. They really are works of art, so very, very beautiful. Oh, and they fit perfectly! :-) How light they feel too - it's like a feather touch.
You know, of everything we have chosen so far for the wedding - restaurant, dresses, music etc, this feels the most special. You and David make a wonderful team.”
Saturday, May 26, 2007
I have attached photos to convey how amazing this day was for us, and your part in it.
After we returned, we found the rings to be such a bind between us, knowing that we shared the same trees, the same meaning, and the same spirit that created our rings.
Thank you again for brightening our lives."
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Ancient Kauri wood.
One new story and one very old story.
A lovely couple from Ohio contacted us a few months ago and asked if David would make them rings of Kauri wood. The couple specially ordered the wood from ancientwood.com and had the wood shipped directly to David.
The ring you see here is David's first kauri wood ring; his test ring.
Dusty and Erin's rings will be kauri wood with bird's eye maple liners.
Now for the old story. This Touch Wood Ring is crafted from reclaimed ancient Kauri timber that is aged from 30,ooo to more than 50,ooo years old. Ancient Kauri wood comes from forests buried at the time of the last Ice Age, which are located on the Northern Island of New Zealand. It is called the World's Oldest workable timber. Read The Kauri Story on the Ancientwood website. These points are from their pamphlet.
- The harvesting of Ancient Kauri is a very ecologically friendly practice.
- No standing trees are cut
- These incredible trees are excavated from underground and any disturbed land is carefully restored.
- Every tree grew for more than 1200 years.
- They stopped growing over 50,000 years ago.
This ancient Kauri wood is pretty spectacular stuff and it fills us with a sense of wonder to hold something so very very old.
Bespoke Wooden rings
meticulously hand crafted
by David Finch.
Touch Wood Rings
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Katherine's ring is blue spruce and incorporates their olive wood as an inlaid band. Nate's ring is solid olive wood.
Dear Nicola and David,
The rings arrived and we couldn't be more pleased. They fit perfectly and are exactly what we wanted. Thank you both so much for your efforts. And thank you for providing such a beautiful alternative to traditional wedding rings. We just can't say enough good things...
Katherine and Nathaniel