Saturday, September 09, 2017

Franciscan Tau Cross Wood Ring

We had the pleasure and honour recently of working with Christine on a very special commission. 

We've had wonderful conversations over the course of working together and we shared a lot with each other. 
Christine is getting ready to enter a Franciscan Third Order 
of Seculars. 
She wanted a wooden ring with the Tau Cross ~ as a gift to herself and the last before she takes her vows (one of which is poverty).

David created Christine's Tau ring of Purpleheart wood with inlays of Hawaiian Koa and Cherry. 

It was designed after Christine's only other adornment; her Tau necklace. It's a wooden cross on a cord, with three simple beads signifying her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

"I just love the ring! And love you and David. Thank you soooooooo much! 
Wasn't it Michelangelo who said he just chipped away around the image? The end result spoke to him, and he listened! I would imagine David "becomes one " with the wood and design.
Nicola, it's odd how intimate this process has been - I bet you hear that a lot! It didn't feel like a business transaction let alone an internet business transaction!

"Love your pictures and your writing, Nicola - and your attention to detail re: marketing, operations, logistics, and hand holding; you are sort of a midwife in the birthing process of creating the rings!! You wear so many hats, so well!"

Thank you so much Christine. It's been a real pleasure working with you and getting to know you. 

Joy and Peace be with you ~ and much love from both of us as you take your vows and enter your Franciscan Order.