How a doodle becomes a wedding ring

A wedding, I learned, is nothing if not a series of art projects.

I got married last Sunday, and thanks to my incredibly talented friend Josh Edelstein our wedding rings were forged with a bas relief of my drawings. (Didn’t know this was a thing you could do? Neither did I!) 

For me at least, the process was remarkably easy and fun. The first thing I did was print out a ring template of our respective ring sizes and start drawing until I came up with something I liked. The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted each others' portraits on them: 

 Ralph's are the slight thicker design at the top, mine are the thinner ones at the bottom.

Ralph's are the slight thicker design at the top, mine are the thinner ones at the bottom.

I settled on this one for Ralph, my now-husband: 

RalphsRing.jpg

And this one for me: 

DanasRing.jpg

Then I handed the JPEGs off to Josh for him to 3D print. This process is still a bit of a mystery to me, but eventually resulted in the following rendering of the designs: 

 Pretty cool, eh? 

Pretty cool, eh? 

Which Josh then turned into this: 

 Photo by Joshua Edelstein. 

Photo by Joshua Edelstein. 

You can see more details on his website, along with some very impressive 360º videos of the rings. For my part, I will shamelessly be showing them off to everyone I encounter for the next three months at least.