Thursday, December 31, 2009

Touch Wood and Happy New Year

Welcome to our wooden ring blog on this bright New Years Eve day.

We wish you the very best that life has to offer in 2010 and beyond.

Just for fun; here's a scan of an old family treasure that is pasted in an heirloom autograph book. This is a New Years greeting card from 1873 ~ one of the first greeting cards ever made.

137 years later ~ here we are ~ able to talk to almost anyone from anywhere in an instant! Still with the same warm wishes for a healthy and happy new year.

I want to share a few photos and letters from some folks we've worked with in the last little while. We make so many friends through our work. T'is a wonderful thing.

Jenna and Amanda's Touch Wood Rings created in July 2009:

"The rings were such an important centerpiece to our ceremony. As promised (but long overdue) - here is a nice shot of the rings that you made for Amanda and I, set on our hand-fasting bands. This photo was taken by Blind Photography (Rebecca Hodges and Holleen Lawrence). The hand-fasting bands were woven by my Aunt Connie (Connie Elliott). She's a part of the Contemporary Hand-weavers of Houston guild. Thank you again, we are loving our 'touch wood rings'."
-JennaDavid created a set of braided wood rings in August 2007 and in late November this year we received a lovely email from our old friends Wendy and Marlon.

Hi there Nicola and David We hope you are both well. This is Wendy and Marlon from Golden. You made our beautiful rings for us in 2007. I was just wondering if you had a facebook page? I think it would be a great idea for you to promote your beautiful work on there. I have recently sent a link to your website to all my friends. Our rings are still very beautiful and mean so much to us - one day we may come out to visit you up there in Williams Lake as we have relatives out that way, it would be great to meet you. Take care and kind regards Wendy and Marlon

Here's another recent email from old friends; Clyde and Ashley.

Hello again, I realize it's been more than two years since you've heard from us, but we finally got around to getting engaged (July of 2008), and married last month. It was a pretty long engagement, I suppose. I just wanted to thank you again. I think I may have asked you not to post pictures of our rings so we couldn't have been sneaking a peak ahead of time. Obviously, you can show off our lovely rings now. Thank you for doing what you do. The rings speak a great deal for our general sentiment, and the number of compliments we've received about them is tremendous. Thank you, Clyde and Ashley

This beautiful design was commissioned in November of 09 ~ here is what David wrote after he received his ring.

Hello Nicola and David, We received the ring, and it exceeded our expectations! Maritess and I went to a Thai Vegan restaurant to celebrate the arrival of the ring, and had agreed not to open the package until we arrived at the restaurant. I'm so glad we waited. We loved the presentation of the ring! The ring itself...was beautiful! There are so many details which cannot be picked up by a camera that complete the ring. Thank you very much. It's put a smile on both of our faces, and we will definitely recommend you to others as the first place to look for a ring for this very special time in their lives. Thank you so much! Sincerely, David and Maritess

Thank you so much to everyone who contacts us, thanks to all the folks who work with us and thanks to those who visit our website and blogs and haven't yet been in touch. We look forward to meeting you and welcome the opportunity to work with you in the future.
With our love and our very best wishes!
Happy New Year.
Warmly, Nicola and David.