Monday, October 26, 2009

A Daughter and her Dad

In February of 2009, David and I worked with a lovely young couple from Texas; Felipe and Lauren. These are their custom designed Touch Wood Rings.

As an added bonus we also became acquainted with Lauren's Dad; John. I don't know how it all came down, but I have imagined his beautiful daughter telling her Dad that she and his future son-in-law had decided on wooden wedding rings from a couple who live in the Wilds of British Columbia! I wouldn't be surprised if 'Dad' was a tad curious.

John wrote an email to David and I in December after browsing our website. It was a warm and complimentary note.
As we worked with Felipe and Lauren on their rings, John stayed in touch and recently sent us some beautiful photos from his daughter's wedding in June. I love this collage ~ it was created as the first page of their wedding album.

The work that David and I do is so much about the people we meet and the relationships that are created. It's about feeling however briefly involved in a couple's lives. Sharing some of their hopes and dreams... sharing some of ours with them.
John and Lauren and Felipe; Thank you! It has been our pleasure!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Eucalyptus, Lapis and Quaking Aspens

It seems we are heading into winter up here. It snowed sideways on the weekend. The quaking aspen leaves that didn't drop during our brief fall danced with the snowflakes. It was a very pretty sight.

A fellow I've been chatting with by email mentioned to me that he could not find any examples of eucalyptus on our website or blog so I promised to rectify that oversight. The primary or exterior wood of this design is eucalyptus.

The interior wood (or liners) of these rings is also eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus : one of the strongest healing woods known. It has been used for medicines for centuries as well as for ritual items pertaining to healing. The energy of this wood is good and pure, clean like the earth from which it is born. This wood is highly recommended for any purpose combating illness or promoting good health.

Here's a new design that I asked David to create for me. Lucky me! It's Juniper heartwood ~ that beautiful wood from David's brother's property in the Similkameen Valley. This Juniper heartwood ring features a natural knot with inlaid Lapis Lazuli.