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Featured Shop: Wedgewood Rings

Jun 15, 2015

by Steven Wyatt

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

I am Steven Wyatt, and my shop is called Wedgewood Rings. I make unique rings from some of the most extraordinary woods in the world. Design, construction, customer service, pictures and packing – I do it all from my home in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

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I’ve been making wooden rings for about six years, though I’ve been slowly nursing an obsession with wood and other natural materials my entire life. My first rings were just for personal use – they were made of found wood, and I carved them using only a Leatherman knife and sandpaper. Having no background in woodworking or any other craft, I could hardly imagine at the time that I would soon be making my living with considerably more sophisticated equipment, metals, and a vast array of fine woods. Then three years ago, while ostensibly toiling away on a Ph.D. dissertation, I decided to start Wedgewood Rings.

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In the beginning, I had no intention of making a business (or a living!) out of Wedgewood Rings. I have a bit of an obsession with rare woods, and they can really break the bank; when I was starting out, my intentions for the shop were purely to fund the purchase of more expensive, more exotic woods. Soon, it became obvious that Wedgewood Rings was going to be a brighter future for me than academia, in terms of both personal satisfaction and financials. Since then, I’ve tinkered with new equipment and refined my technique. I’m lucky to have retained all my fingers in the process.

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Every ring I make is first and foremost a wooden product, because wood is my passion. Every piece has a story to tell; for some woods, the story is visual – the grain and its patterns speak of the life of a tree, for example. Other woods, like the oak of a used bourbon barrel, or teak from the deck of the USS North Carolina, have an intrinsic history and meaning to the wearer, independent of their appearance. I love using materials that have meaning to my customers. My favorite custom projects involve wood that a buyer sends to me: wood from a family farm, a barn beam, a rifle stock, a skateboard – it is exciting to create a piece with particular sentimental value.

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To me, Etsy is freedom: freedom from a conventional job and freedom from borders. It is so rewarding to check another state or country off the list of places I’ve sent rings. My plan for the future is to continue introducing new materials and designs, including new metal, stone, and, of course, wood. No matter what, I will be making things; if I am lucky, people will sometimes buy them. I am truly blessed to work on my own terms, surround myself with the materials I love on a daily basis, and to have this amazing platform to present the results to the world.

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All photographs by Wedgewood Rings.

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Gibeon Meteorite and Yellow Gold Ring
Gibeon Meteorite and Yellow Gold Ring
WedgewoodRings
$1,350.00 USD
USS North Carolina Deck Teak and Cobalt Wood Ring
USS North Carolina Deck Teak and Cobalt Wood Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Hawaiian Koa Gold and Wood Ring
Hawaiian Koa Gold and Wood Ring
WedgewoodRings
$900.00 USD
Damascus Titanium Mokume-Ti Ring
Damascus Titanium Mokume-Ti Ring
WedgewoodRings
$315.00 USD
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Special Stock Mexican Bocote
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Special Stock Mexican Bocote
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Beveled Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Stabilized Black Ash Burl
Beveled Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Stabilized Black Ash Burl
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Ceramic Ring with Bethlehem Olivewood
Black Ceramic Ring with Bethlehem Olivewood
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
RUSH ORDER (21 days)
RUSH ORDER (21 days)
WedgewoodRings
$65.00 USD
Diamond Inlay Cobalt Wooden Ring Lined with Whiskey Barrel White Oak Barrel
Diamond Inlay Cobalt Wooden Ring Lined with Whiskey Barrel White Oak Barrel
WedgewoodRings
$455.00 USD
Black Zirconium Wooden Ring Lined with Beetle Kill Pine
Black Zirconium Wooden Ring Lined with Beetle Kill Pine
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Ceramic Exterior Ring with USS North Carolina Deck Teak
Black Ceramic Exterior Ring with USS North Carolina Deck Teak
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Hand Wrought Damascus ONLY ring
Hand Wrought Damascus ONLY ring
WedgewoodRings
$315.00 USD
Beveled Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Whiskey Barrel White Oak Wooden Ring
Beveled Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Whiskey Barrel White Oak Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Wood Ring Lined with Black Zirconium Exhibition Curly Koa - Blue
Wood Ring Lined with Black Zirconium Exhibition Curly Koa - Blue
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Hammered Cobalt Wooden Ring Lined with Arizona Desert Ironwood Wooden Ring
Hammered Cobalt Wooden Ring Lined with Arizona Desert Ironwood Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Wooden Ring Lined with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl and Cobalt
Wooden Ring Lined with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl and Cobalt
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Honduras Rosewood Burl Wood Ring Lined With Titanium
Honduras Rosewood Burl Wood Ring Lined With Titanium
WedgewoodRings
$325.00 USD
Amboyna Burl Wooden Ring Lined With Titanium
Amboyna Burl Wooden Ring Lined With Titanium
WedgewoodRings
$325.00 USD
Wooden Ring Bloodwood and Sandblasted Cobalt
Wooden Ring Bloodwood and Sandblasted Cobalt
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Titanium Sterling Silver Wood Ring with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Wooden Ring
Titanium Sterling Silver Wood Ring with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$345.00 USD
Black Ceramic Ring with Fordite
Black Ceramic Ring with Fordite
WedgewoodRings
$455.00 USD
Gold and Ancient Bog Oak Wooden Ring
Gold and Ancient Bog Oak Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$900.00 USD
African Blackwood Wooden Ring with Mother Of Pearl Inlay Wood Ring Titanium Ring
African Blackwood Wooden Ring with Mother Of Pearl Inlay Wood Ring Titanium Ring
WedgewoodRings
$345.00 USD
Damascus Steel and Wood Ring - Hawaiian Koa Wooden Ring
Damascus Steel and Wood Ring - Hawaiian Koa Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$545.00 USD
Hawaiian Koa Ring - Green - Lined With Cobalt Ring
Hawaiian Koa Ring - Green - Lined With Cobalt Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Zirconium Wooden Ring Lined with Exhibition Maple Burl
Black Zirconium Wooden Ring Lined with Exhibition Maple Burl
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Ceramic Ring with USS North Carolina Deck Teak
Black Ceramic Ring with USS North Carolina Deck Teak
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Wooden Ring With Bourbon Barrel American White Oak Lined With Titanium
Wooden Ring With Bourbon Barrel American White Oak Lined With Titanium
WedgewoodRings
$325.00 USD
Gold and Cobalt Ring with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Wooden Ring
Gold and Cobalt Ring with Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$565.00 USD
Gold Pinstripe Wood Inlay Ring and Titanium
Gold Pinstripe Wood Inlay Ring and Titanium
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Arizona Desert Ironwood Wood Ring Lined With Titanium
Arizona Desert Ironwood Wood Ring Lined With Titanium
WedgewoodRings
$325.00 USD
Wood Ring - Rose Gold and Bethlehem Olivewood
Wood Ring - Rose Gold and Bethlehem Olivewood
WedgewoodRings
$900.00 USD
Chiyogami Cascade Ring
Chiyogami Cascade Ring
WedgewoodRings
$295.00 USD
Malaysian Blackwood Wooden Ring and Malachite Deconstructed Titanium Ring
Malaysian Blackwood Wooden Ring and Malachite Deconstructed Titanium Ring
WedgewoodRings
$345.00 USD
Damascus Steel and Wood Ring - Bourbon Barrel White Oak Stave Wood Ring Damascus Steel Ring
Damascus Steel and Wood Ring - Bourbon Barrel White Oak Stave Wood Ring Damascus Steel Ring
WedgewoodRings
$545.00 USD
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Exhibition Black Ash Burl
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Exhibition Black Ash Burl
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Cobalt and Wood Ring Lined with Snakewood
Cobalt and Wood Ring Lined with Snakewood
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Cocobolo Wooden Ring with Titanium
Cocobolo Wooden Ring with Titanium
WedgewoodRings
$325.00 USD
USS North Carolina Deck Teak Lined With Cobalt Ring
USS North Carolina Deck Teak Lined With Cobalt Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Pheasantwood
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Pheasantwood
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Titanium and Koa Wood Ring Titanium Ring
Titanium and Koa Wood Ring Titanium Ring
WedgewoodRings
$325.00 USD
Wooden Ring Lined with USS North Carolina Deck Teak - Hammered Cobalt
Wooden Ring Lined with USS North Carolina Deck Teak - Hammered Cobalt
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Dinosaur Bone Inlay Cobalt Ring
Dinosaur Bone Inlay Cobalt Ring
WedgewoodRings
$455.00 USD
Chiyogami Autumnal Syzygy Ring
Chiyogami Autumnal Syzygy Ring
WedgewoodRings
$295.00 USD
Dinosaur Bone (Gembone) and Cobalt Ring
Dinosaur Bone (Gembone) and Cobalt Ring
WedgewoodRings
$455.00 USD
Agatized Dinosaur Bone and Cobalt Ring
Agatized Dinosaur Bone and Cobalt Ring
WedgewoodRings
$455.00 USD
Chiyogami Antipodal Ring
Chiyogami Antipodal Ring
WedgewoodRings
$295.00 USD
Chiyogami Verdant Ring
Chiyogami Verdant Ring
WedgewoodRings
$295.00 USD
Chiyogami Tyuugoku Ring
Chiyogami Tyuugoku Ring
WedgewoodRings
$295.00 USD
Chiyogami Subaqueous Aureate Ring
Chiyogami Subaqueous Aureate Ring
WedgewoodRings
$295.00 USD
Cobalt Wood Ring Lined with Brazilian Kingwood
Cobalt Wood Ring Lined with Brazilian Kingwood
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Cocobolo and Cobalt Ring
Cocobolo and Cobalt Ring
WedgewoodRings
$445.00 USD
Dark Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Wood Ring with Mother of Pearl Inlay Wooden Ring Titanium Ring
Dark Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl Wood Ring with Mother of Pearl Inlay Wooden Ring Titanium Ring
WedgewoodRings
$345.00 USD
Cobalt Wooden Ring Lined with California Bay Laurel Burl
Cobalt Wooden Ring Lined with California Bay Laurel Burl
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Redwood Burl
Black Zirconium Wood Ring Lined with Redwood Burl
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Carbon Fiber and Bourbon Barrel Oak Ring
Carbon Fiber and Bourbon Barrel Oak Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Black Ceramic Ring with Deer Antler
Black Ceramic Ring with Deer Antler
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Carbon Fiber and Koa Ring
Carbon Fiber and Koa Ring
WedgewoodRings
$395.00 USD
Damascus Steel and Wood Ring - Ancient Bog Oak Wooden Ring
Damascus Steel and Wood Ring - Ancient Bog Oak Wooden Ring
WedgewoodRings
$545.00 USD
Wooden Ring - Hawaiian Koa and Lapis Lazuli Deconstructed Titanium Ring
Wooden Ring - Hawaiian Koa and Lapis Lazuli Deconstructed Titanium Ring
WedgewoodRings
$345.00 USD

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