Friday, March 13, 2009

Summer Rings

If you know my husband and me, you know that we have beautiful custom wooden wedding rings, made by a really wonderful couple, David and Nicola, who live on a farm off the grid in British Columbia. They are some of the most inspiring people I've ever "met" and completely embody the idea of living simply so others may simply live.

But, now that we're getting into the spring humidity of Texas and know of the impending doom of summer, we've noticed a bit of wear & tear on our rings and are a little nervous about how they'll hold up summer after summer until we're old old old. SO, we've ordered ourselves some custom silver "summer rings" to keep our wooden rings beautiful as long as we can.

I'm so excited about our silver rings!
They're both so unique and beautifully handmade. Justin's was made by ballandchain

and mine was made by Hannah Salomon of Kutuu Jewelry, based in the UK.

I can't say enough how sweet and accomodating Hannah has been in working with me in the process of making my ring. The kindness of the handmade community is amazing. If you've never bought handmade or worked with someone on a custom project, I really hope you will soon for a gift or a wedding or anything. Being able to connect with other artists, designers, and craftspeople online is the best part of the internet.

Be sure to check out the Kutuu flickr photostream and Etsy shop, too!


melissa said...

those are super pretty! far better than diamonds, i always seem to scratch people with mine.

Martha Elaine Belden said...

aww i love your rings! i hope they withstand years and years and years :)

and meanwhile, the silver rings are so awesome! you guys are awesome. love the creativity flowing through your every decision. it's inspiring.

Christina said...

aw, thanks m & m!

crackers and cheese said...

Post a picture of you guys wearing your summer silver rings :)