It’s time to celebrate! With Canada Day here, and Independence Day coming up, this time of year has always been a favorite of mine.
Growing up in Windsor, Ontario and sharing the border of Detroit, I always felt I lived a little bit in both countries, and the International Freedom Fest merged the two sides of the border over several long summer days when we’d get together with our Detroit neighbors and enjoy the festivities of our nations celebrated days. These few days were the days I waited all year for. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to see the stunning fireworks display from the banks of the river, and the marching bands that would come over for the parade always thrilled me!
I love sharing our national holidays so close together, and knowing that all across North America we’re celebrating together with our families and loved ones, and looking forward to the long, relaxing days of summer ahead.
This year we want to introduce a very special new style of ring, and I thought there was no better way to do that than to celebrate with two symbols that both mean a lot to me – my own Canadian flag, designed and set into a Canadian Maple ring, and that of our neighbors, the American Flag, made in American Elm. Both made possible with our new laser engraver!
Allan and I have waited a long time to introduce our laser engraved wooden rings. We’ve been working on new styles and finding the right artists to help us create the customized rings you’ve been asking for. Now that the laser is here, and we’ve found a wonderful graphic designer, we’re ready to try almost anything for you!
Even though we’re going high-tech with our new laser, all of our rings are still 100% handmade. When you order, the base of your ring is made in our shop by our talented team of craftsmen. Then we take the design you’ve chosen (or created) and send it through the laser. After the laser does it’s magic we’ll be hand-finishing your ring and coating it with the same protective finish just like we do with all of our rings. We like to think that the laser is just an extension of our own hands, helping us to create the designs our customers have been hoping for.
We’ve started with a few samples in our shop that you can view on our laser engraved rings page, but we’d really love the challenge of helping you design your own perfect ring. Get in touch with us if there’s a ring you’ve been dreaming of, and let us see what we can do.
We know that with your creativity and our new machine, we can create some amazing one-of-a-kind wooden rings and keep serving our customers all over the world!