This past weekend I visited the Portland area and met up with my college friend Colin Kippen. Colin is a wonderful metalsmith who is making Darin and my wedding rings. He sent me home with a treat to share with Darin: the carved wax version of Darin’s ring. If Darin likes it and the ring fits (yes he does and yes it does) then Colin will use the wax ring to create a mold for casting a version in silver.

The carved and eroded faces of Colin’s rings are geologic and he encourages that they are worn and may continue to weather. He often gives them a patina to darken crevices and they appeal to my aesthetic for rock and ice. I’m excited for mine and the final versions! Check out more of Colin’s work (including his awesome hollowware) here.