Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"With this ring I will, in July, thee wed."

So we went ahead and did it ... we made our own wedding rings ...
I made Sunshine's and he made mine ...

It started with one rather expensive piece of metal ...

We measured,

We scored,

We pierced (cut),

Till we had two smaller pieces of very expensive metal (and quite a bit of gold dust!),

Sunshine had to saw mine a bit more ( I have teeny fingers),

They were formed (shaped),

And annealed (glow, baby glow!),

And pierced a bit more,

Some flux was applied,

And some tiny pieces of solder,

And the ends soldered together ,

Then it was a long process of filing,

And more filing,

And polishing, outside,

And in,

And after a quick sonicating clean,

We had our wedding rings!

All under the expert supervision of the lovely Anna ...
Who not only supervised, but sourced the metal,
provided the studio, and most importantly,
provided moral support and tea and biscuits!


We love you Anna (who also suggested, many years ago,
that I try an art foundation course, and so directly affected where I am now)!
Thank you SOOOOOO much ...


101 more days ... One wedding list item down, and about a million more to go!

24 comments:

Lucy Anne Holmes said...

Oh! It made me all weepy! I am so happy to have been awake to see this posted. My Mum peering over my shoulder too, we've scrolled through the absolutely beautiful record of the rise of the rings. Divine. You are both amazing and wonderful friends. I love you both xxxx

ksklein said...

what a wonderful idea to make your own rings. we didn´t make ours ourselves, but at least we designed them. i specially like the pic with the smaller ring lying inside the larger one. our rings do that too. :)

Gayle said...

Mithi, that's wonderful. I would love me and Neal to do something like that!

Lucy Anne Holmes said...

Just shown Dad too. He says, "A lovely couple, beautiful rings and a very sweet story". xx

Charlotte Cooke said...

so cute mithi, thanks for letting us all see it too! x

myyearonline said...

cho chweet! i knew i could trust the two of you to be super creative with your rings too :-) are you doing a website?

Hattie Newman said...

Mithi, that's so AMAZING! woweee and congratulations!xxx

Camilla said...

That's fantastic- can't wait to see what else you two conjure up before the wedding.

Claudine said...

Absolutely the best wedding ring idea ever!

Dilkey said...

I have no words!! My eyes soo watery, can't see even what I'm writing. You two sooo absolutely belong together,nothing else matters !! Have a amazingly beautiful wedding. And we will be absolutely there!!! Ammu & Abbu.

Autonomous Artisans said...

Wow! Great idea, fabulous job.

anika said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeee, thats awesome! Really put a smile on my dial! Can't wait to see you both in a few months!!!

Anika
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Perem Sharmila said...

Wow...truly an amazing idea...We would not have thoughht abt creating something so meaningful ...ourselves............Brilliant..

-Perem Sharmila(SIGS)

Leyana said...

Awesome rings!!! I love 'em! I want a pair. Nice job :)

Shamima said...

That's a great idea! Lovely rings!

Marie-Dom said...

How romantic, making yor own wedding rings. So special.
Congratulations!
MD

ISMAT said...

What a Brilliant idea.Absolutely the best wedding ring idea ever.I specially like the pic with the smaller ring lying inside the larger one Can't wait to see you both in July.have a wonderful wedding.

creativehealinggoddess said...

This is a very lovely post and the pictures are beautiful.

sooziebee said...

Wow, what a lovely thing to do, brilliant idea, and so special x

sooziebee said...

Wow, what a lovely thing to do, brilliant idea, and so special x

Bitterjug said...

I have not been here for so long.
Lovely Drew and lovely Mithi, what a perfect and perfectly you thing to do, and how perfectly youly you have done it.
Truely youly.
*sigh*

Lovely to see anna again too, remember those days walking down the steps into the big round jitterbugs club with her on the door?

Also, I notice a bit of a Dances with wolves thing going on on the blog.

pearl said...

I'm very happy for you!! This is very very sweet indeed! Such a great idea! =)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

How fab, Mithi.

Some time ago you said that you liked my handwriting, and would like me to do the invitations or something? I'm here if you do. Just give us a shout. If it's not too late, of course. It's good to spread the love, right?

suzanne cabrera said...

Oh, this is so incredible special! So nice to see Sunshine as well :)