Touch Wood Rings.
Custom made wooden rings individually and meticulously hand crafted by British Columbia artist and craftsman David Finch; pioneer of the bent wood ring. Touch Wood Rings - off grid and online for more than a decade. Welcome here and thanks for dropping by.
Ni (and Marcos and David) and I talked for about year. Then David created their rings. Then they traveled from Brazil to British Columbia!! David and I just fell in love with this amazing couple. That they traveled that distance to meet us and receive their Touch Wood Rings still boggles our minds. We were not the only thing on their agenda, not by a long shot ... still... all the way from Brazil. From meeting online as strangers to becoming friends and now feeling for all the world like family.
This note from Nicole when then finally returned to their mega city home. Where they work tirelessly for the good of their people, the good of all people. Where they work tirelessly for the good of the planet ~ they really are remarkable humans.
crafted masterpiece of these rings is proof of David's divine talent. Only
someone with a sensitive soul and connected to the earth could create such
delicate gems. To personally meet David and Nicola, was an honor for my husband
and I, and attests to the beauty and loveliness of this couple. To have been
able to mark our wedding ritual in a sacred place, and to tie our knot with
these majestic rings made our simple ritual blissful and glorious. Much
gratitude to you both!"
Nicole and Marcos.
Photos from their travels and their quiet gentle wedding ceremony in the traditional territory of the Xeni Gwet'in; the Nemiah Valley, a few hours drive from our meadow and another magical place. http://www.xeni.ca/
When they left, they left us warmed and loved and with two amazing new friends and a handwritten letter with this precious drawing of our home and our meadow...
In December 2011 Rachael wrote ... I really just wanted to let you know our rings arrived and to thank you and David
for your work. They came exactly as I imagined them to be (from the
beginning of my imagining, not from the lovely pictures you sent). To tell you the
truth the wooden ring feels so much better than the big ring I've been wearing! And it will be so much easier to play my guitar
wearing the wooden ring, too! They
both fit like they were made for us (well, 'cause they were) and Thane even
commented on how comfortable it is. I told him he better put them out of
my sight until the wedding or else I'll want to put it on each day.
In September 2012 Thane and Rachael were happily married ... Rachael wrote:
Here are some
pictures from the big day that I thought you'd like. It was a truly lovely
day. I LOOOOOOVE my
ring. It's amazingly beautiful and so perfect.
She sent us some lovely photographs.... I asked Rachael if we might publish this touching photograph here on our blog...
Rachael replied ...
I got permission from
our photographer (and brother's wife), Samantha Willeke, for you to use the
picture on your blog. She's delighted that you like it enough to want to
use it. The hands actually belong to my mother (on my right with the
colored stones in her ring) and her mother (on my left with all diamonds).
Thanks Samantha and Rachael. And thanks to Rachael`s mom and grandmother too! With much love - Nicola and David
In May 2009, Adam commissioned a Touch Wood Ring of Bethlehem Olive Wood with his beloveds name inscribed in the Arabic Ruga' style. He was delighted with his Olive Wood Ring.
In November 2012 Adam commissioned a second ring. This time he requested a ring made of Pacific Yew Wood. David didn't have any really nice Yew wood, so we went on a hunt. Through an online search we found an older fellow in the lower mainland who was having to remove a Pacific Yew tree from his yard and so we were able to purchase a few small branches from him for Adam's ring. The gentleman was quite pleased too, as our purchase helped him pay for the removal of the stump. A win win situation. When Adam received his ring just recently, he wrote; HiNicola and David! The ring is lovely and fits perfectly! This (Pacific Yew Wood Ring) is another amazingly handcrafted
masterpiece. Well done and cheers! Have a wonderful start to your year.
Best wishes, Adam
We are especially honoured when clients come back to us for another ring. It is a real testament to David's work and, it's so great to be in touch with old friends. Thanks again Adam, and all the best of this new year to you too. And to all our Touch Wood friends, old and new.