Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ruwan and Ashley

Way back in November 2009,
 Ruwan contacted David and I wanting to design a special ring for his sweetheart.

Ru commissioned a ring of African Blackwood with a center inlay of Pink Ivory wood bordered by greyed maple.  He also requested a dark Koa wood interior and an inscription. 
Ruwan received his ring for Ashley and tucked it away 
for just the right day, just the right hour, just the right moment...
Unbeknownst each to the other;
 In January of 2010, Ashley commissioned a Touch Wood Ring for her beloved Ruwan. 
African Blackwood and Greyed Maple.
 She too tucked that ring away ....
for just the right day just the right hour just the right moment.
 We were in touch off and on through the years.
On January 14th 2014 Ru writes:
"Just wanted to check in and tell you I finally gave Ashley her ring. I believe she already told you, for winter solstice, she gave me mine. After four years of holding on to it, I'm happy to have finally given it to her and not worry about her finding it.
 I played her a song on the guitar
 and then explained the meanings of the woods that made up her ring...."

It's been quite a journey 
of love and laughter and delayed gratification ~ for all of us!
Ashley and Ru have set the Summer Solstice this year as the time to celebrate their journey together. David and I were so touched to receive an invitation in the mail.  
Thoughtful and beautiful. Hand crafted.
 In the envelope, the invitation and save the date card are tied together with hemp twine with a little sprig of white sage in the knot. Ashley and Ru made their own invitations with sustainably harvested sage and 100% recycled paper.

On the solstice, they'll be gathering friends and loved ones together in a West Coast forest setting; celebrating the paths and trails they've traveled, to where they are now 
and lighting the journey ahead.
To our old friends; Ruwan and Ashley ~
 Thanks for the invitation to share your joy
Much love. As always
Nicola and David