my parents lost a tree during the storms we had a few weeks ago. they had a pile of branches lying on the driveway ready for pickup. i kept thinking that there has to be something you can do with that stuff (that's the craft hoarder in me). i thought i could make coasters or rings out of them and use paint or markers to make them interesting. that was a huge disappointment. but i tried again, because i'm just that stubborn and hey the branches are free! a bandsaw, drill press, a lot of sweat, obscenities and a few drops of blood and mosquito bites later and here you have it - ring boxes made from oak! i added a little embroidery for a little bit of color and fun! hope you like them!