Monday, 3 September 2012

Lisa & Olly's wedding Rings!

About six weeks before their wedding, Lisa contacted me saying something like "hey! I met my other half, we get married end of August and I was wondering if you could and wanted to make our rings? "

Of course I instantly said yes!!!! Surprised as I was, and equally honoured by them for choosing me to perform such a special task, I couldn't be happier with their news!!! It also brought back amazing memories of our own wedding and made me feel identified with their story: Impulsive, passioned, beautiful and magical, filled with love! How could someone say no to that??.... although I was a bit worried with the timming....but they were so relaxed about it, that it trasmitted me the peace necessary to get on a mission of this caliber!!! And there we went!!

They had very clear ideas that they wanted to materialized, so we exchanged a series of emails where I sketched a few designs, we talked about materialization possibilities, dimensions, designs, etc, they really liked a few ideas of how to make it and then they came back to me saying...we like this here, and that there, and this about this other one, what about... is it possible to put it all together??!! and they sent their sketch as well, and a few emails later, we came up with the vision of what was to be made!!! OOoooooOOooOoooo it was all so very exiting!!!

They knew exactly what they wanted!! It was amazing to make something so personalized!

The final design is a combination of symbols and shapes that represent their story and their love.

In their own words: The wave as a symbol of their love, as in a "sea of emotions"and the Pounamu in triangular shapes because "the upright pointing for him represents the masculine principle, the spiritual world, is solar, fire, trinity of love, truth&wisdom; while the inverted triangle for her stands for the feminine principle, lunar, waters, cool, body, great mother, natural world. They both put together create a STAR symbolising the union and balance of complimentary opposites."

And beacause they met in the Waipoua Forest, the brass patches come to represent the Kauri trees texture, and to give the rings an "earthly" background.

I must admit that I was a little bit scared hahahaha So much to put together, and it all needed to be represented as in their dream rings, it was all part of the design!!

I managed to make all the parts fit, and I showed them the samples, they loved it and that was really encouraging to keep going!!! In between I had a few situations that delyed the normal timming for my work, which made me struggle a little bit at the end...I was running short of time, I had a bit of a miscommunication with the stone maker, my car broke down and right at the end, a power cut when I was polishing the last bits, almost cut my breath, but the rings were finished, and noone can deny they have a story of their own!!! hahaha

And I have to say that all along the process, the tranquility and peacefulness that Lisa and Olly trasmitted me, enabled me to make these rings. They were encouraging me all the time, to not worry, saying that they knew the rings were going to be what they wanted and they even said that I should take them with me when going to the wedding! No postage because they trusted they were gona get there with me.... and I was hitch hiking to the wedding!!! These guys are amazing!

Here are some pictures of the process, the sketch, and more!
Thank you Csilla Janovski for the fantastic photos!!
My Little Eye Photography
Their sketch!! I was so clear to see exactly what they had in mind!!

The silver plates on which the designs were to be made!

Thank you Csilla for the great photos!!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Knox!!!


  1. Amo tu trabajo y tu dedicación tan comprometida siempre!!!! te quiero muuuuuuuuucho ♥♥♥

  2. Buenísimo, me encantó el paso a paso!!!!! Grande Ju!!!!!!!!!!! Te ♥

  3. jajjajajjaja, si quedaron lindos y es exacto lo que ellos querian, asi que re contenta cuando los vieron y les gusto

  4. Hello Julia
    I found your blog through your Dad visiting my blog! Your designs are beautiful he must be very proud of you.

    Enjoy your weekend

    Helen :)


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