Boring engagement rings...boring wedding bands... everywhere I look, everywhere around me, every time I log onto facebook...every day. As a metalsmith, it kind of depresses me.
I love the idea of non-traditional wedding bands...for obvious reasons. From alternative materials, to the conceptual, and even considering more critical & humorous approaches, the non traditional wedding band is very much alive, even though it's seen entirely too often in the "real world".
So, I wanted to share some of my favorites:
Sakurako Shimizu's "I Do" wedding bands feature the actual sound waves of each person saying these words. Laser cut.
Kiley Granberg's "Wedding Rings" Image courtesy her website.
Ted Noten's "Wedding Pills" are alternative wedding bands inscribed with the name of the loved one and date of marriage. Designed to be taken with "a glass of vodka", these propose the question: to look for them or not? The pills may also provoke "the first marriage crisis". Image found here.
BUY:AMT is responsible for a series of "acrylic diamond rings" that are available in a variety of colors.
According to this blog, the rings are being used as alternative wedding bands despite their potential to be quite short term objects.
On a more practical, permanent note, the same diamond ring, as well as this thicker version, can also be found in solid gold or silver: Images courtesy: http://www.byamt.com/#/WEAR/ http://www.byamt.com/BuyAmt.html
Simple. Graphic. I like. Found on this blog. Design by Ash Hilton.
So a lot has happened in the past several weeks!! I traveled 2,000 miles across the country behind my parents and their travel trailer all the way from Greenville, South Carolina to Tempe, Arizona, where I'm starting graduate school this Fall. Kodi (my puppy) and I moved into an awesome house not far from campus, and I've just gotten moved into the new studio, as well!
We made a few nice stops along the long trip and saw some absolutely amazing scenery. We even visited a couple of places that we first visited when I was ten... it had been in twelve years!
Here are some initial highlights to enjoy from the trip! I'll get around to adding some more later!