Our favorite woods to create wooden rings out of!
We're celebrating 10 years of being in business!
In the spirit of our anniversary, here's a list of some of our favorite wooden ring inlays.
It’s almost our 10th anniversary. Technically, traditionally, that’s tin, but we prefer to think of it as “double-wood”! As a gift to ourselves, and a gift to you, we’ve put together a sweet new site that tells your stories and displays everything that makes us special as a company. (Hint: a large part of that is you all.)
First, here’s what the site looked like in 2006. A bit nineties, to our eye, for sure. It’s nice, though, to see we had that simple elegance from the start. [Insert winking emoticon here!]
And, [drum roll as loud as thunder], here’s our brand new look!
On the site, (which can still be found at simplywoodrings.com), you’ll be able to get to the meat of the matter (wood rings! how wonderful they are! how to take care of them! the team!) while enjoying beautiful pictures of our wares, all under the sheltering sky (banner) the color of seawater in a cave.
We hope you’ll take time to explore the new site. Contact us with comments and suggestions. In the coming week, we’ll be expanding the gallery selection to show off even more beauty that’s coming out of the shop.
Share, share alike, shout from mountaintops, re-post, blog and skywrite just as much as your heart desires.
Stay tuned for exciting evolutions and fun adventures!
The SWR Team
The Breaking Traditions ring! One of our most popular designs. It is designed to represent the four elements. But this ring is so versatile, it’s easy to make it your own.
You can change the inlay, to whatever stones or materials you want. You can even add some wood if you like! You can give us your own materials to use as well.
Or maybe you would like to get really creative! And use all sorts of different materials.
What will you put in your Breaking Traditions ring?
Today I would like to talk about puzzle rings. There are many thing about these rings that are wonderful, but I think overall it’s a great we to bring three rings to a central theme.
The idea is that the engagement ring and one wedding band fit together like a puzzle. Then there is a curved line that follows the puzzle shape of the ring. This line is added to the larger wedding band, to tie all three rings together!
We’ve only made a few set’s so far, we hope to make more. What do you think about them?
Did you know that we can wood burn a message for you inside your ring or on a box? We do the whole thing by hand, so we can do different fonts, different characters and even draw a little picture!
What would you write on your ring?
Did you know that you can give us your own materials to create your ring? Yea, really! If there’s an old tree that you grew up with, a rock you found on a hike, or maybe even a baseball bat. Send it to us, we’ll make a ring for you!
We find that using provided materials is always a nice surprise. Each piece of wood is different, and special. It’s exciting to see how it turns out!
We don’t need too much material to make a ring, if you have a piece that is 2″ by 2″ by 12″, with the grain of the wood running the longest length, that is enough for us to make a ring!
For inlays we need a piece that is roughly a pen blank, or a table spoon, depending on the material.
So let us know what you have to use for your ring!
Why we love our oak rings so much
It’s that time of year! Fall is here and the leaves are just starting to change color. Another thing you might notice if you look to the ground are all the lovely little acorns that have dropped from their home way up in that big Oak tree. We were lucky enough to pick up a few of the acorns and catch some lovely photos with this set of Oak rings we just made. Check out the great color’s of these
Many people all over the world find symbolism and meaning in the Oak tree. Oak plays an important role in Celtic culture. It symbolizes everything from strength, life, family and power. It’s even the national tree for lots of countries. It’s no wonder the Oak is so important to many people and places, they are found in humorous places all over the world. The White Oak tree can grow up to 80′ tall and even 80′ wide.
With so much meaning and beauty it’s easy to see why we are so proud of each oak ring we make. Not only to they hold so much symbolism, we love the golden color and the strong grain texture visible in each ring. As you know by now, oak is very strong and it makes for a great ring that is sure to last!
Check out this beautiful ring set! These rings wonderfully display the many inlay options that are possible. Both are inlayed with Mother of Pearl. We love to see customers finding alternative options to diamonds.
Do you have inlay ideas? Get in touch with us by email or phone!
firstname.lastname@example.org / 312 590 6070
Other materials that are used for inlays are:
Wood, Stones, Sand, Meteorite, Bone (We have dinosaur bone!), Hair, Flowers, and Rust!
Here are a few more images of beautiful inlays.