Yorick and I are to be married next August, and to celebrate we will build a barn…in three days!
We’ve never really been the marrying type. The whole concept has always mystified me and, to be honest, the perceived freedom of not being married has suited us both very well. We’re with each other because we want to be. However, sixteen years on and two lovely boys later we have decided that the time is right to have a grand party and profess our love to the world. We also reckon it’s a great way to launch our relationship in to this next chapter of our lives…the building chapter.
The other day, while talking to a friend about this she asked whether we had rings. I was a bit taken a back. I’d completely forgotten about the ring thing or maybe I had subconsciously buried the thought ever since an impulse engagement to a Brazilian X in my youth. We were working in a community in wales…word spread just as I was suspecting I had made a very wrong decision. A Brazilian meal was organised for that evening and as I stirred the rice my badly fitting ring fell into it. It was later furtively retrieved but badly stained. I can’t remember what happened to it after that but the relationship went the same way as the ring…hot, then sticky, then lost!
So now I’m thinking rings and have been browsing etsy for rather a long time trying to find something that we could wear happily for EVER. Something distinctive but simple, that reflects what we are to ourselves and to each other.
OK…I’m going to show you my favourites. No decision yet though.
This one is titanium with wood from an inspired company called Boomering. just a bit concerned that the wood might not cope too well with my life of manure, mud and dish washing.
I really love the drama of this one, dark wood and silver set in to titanium. But is it very manly?
OK, so it's not exacly practical but this ring from Ruth Tomlinson is so exquisitely grunge bling!
Again titanium. I love the simplicity and there's a delicacy in the cream lines which softens the bulk.
I adore the combination of wood stone and silver in these rings by Adele Brererton. But will they last a lifetime? and do they look a little like boxing gloves? Could be handy.
OK, so it's not a ring, but I'm going to contact Grace and see if she makes them. I remember swapping beach locations for good pebble finds at Origin 2007
Well, there’s a wee selection for you. Who knows where this creative journey will take me but three materials keep jumping out at me: wood, stone and silver.