This was a fun and tricky set of wedding rings that we’ve just shipped to some folks getting married. Carved in wax by me, Janet Walker, and cast in Sterling Silver by Owen Walker in our Walker Goldsmiths Studio. These rings are a combination of Totem Symbols in Sterling Silver. One is a Raven and Bear and the other is a Wolf and Bear. It’s always interesting to us to see what people choose to be their totems of choice and power.
They obviously love the “wild” element in some of our totem style rings. Our original Totem Symbol rings illustrate a traditional character in Northwest Indian myth and legend. These rings are part of our Potlatch Collection. The traditional Potlatch Celebration is a special event with gifts given, see Owen’s blog post; http://walkergoldsmiths.com/blog/the-potlatch/. We believe that jewelry is a perfect way to celebrate a special event worthy of commemoration. Not only does it create a point of memory of the occasion but accents the special feeling around it and even creates a kind of “glue” for a functional relationship. We’re very proud and excited to be a small part of that. Congratulations to Tanya and Ed!
We learn lots of things from our customers and this is what Tanya sent to us…we love it!
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
“Heaven is a place where, when you get there, all the dogs you ever loved come running out to greet you!”