There is more that meets the eye to this spoon ring. A wise old Indian Chief needed a new chief to take over his tribe. He sent out two Indians, Running Deer and Squatting Toad, each with a clay jar. He told them of a tribe three days journey. Instructing them to bring coals back to light the fire he sent them on their way. On the way back from the village, with coals in hand, they came across a blind man who lost his way. Squatting Toad quickly ran past the man but Running Deer could not leave the old man poor and helpless along the side of the road. He made a fire and caught a rabbit for him to eat. Squatting Toad realized he was far ahead and stopped for the night to rest. Running deer collected some coals from the fire he made and went on his way. As the sun came up Running Deer could see Squatting Toad waking up from his sleep. They both continued on together until coming across a little girl who was cold and lonely. Squatting Toad ran past the girl in hopes of winning the race. Running Deer could not leave her and stopped to make a fire. After the little girl was warm and dry Running Deer collected a few coals and continued on his way. He knew Squatting Toad was almost a full half days journey ahead but he kept on going. Coming up to the village the next day he saw Squatting Toad bent down by the fire blowing on cold ashes. Even though Running Deer knew he lost the race he bent down and used his coals to start the fire. Running Deer explained to the Indian Chief how Squatting Toad beat him in the race and was the first back to the village. The Indian Chief knew the coals could not have stayed lit without helping others along the trail. This was a true sign that Running Deer would be the best Indian Chief for his village. Because of his signs of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring for others the Indian Chief gave his walking stick to Running Deer. This was a sign of passing his blessings and authority to the new Indian Chief, Running Deer.
This spoon ring is a great reminder to always help others who need a hand. There is never something too great that should stop you from helping others.
Dimensions of ring: Current Size: 10 US Ring Feel: Medium to Large
Aaron Paul can re-size any spoon ring to fit your finger free of charge. He takes great care in carefully cleaning each spoon and uniquely turning it into a piece of history you can wear. Each piece of silverware Aaron Paul uses dates back between the early 1800’s to mid 1900’s with a majority of the patterns between 1880’s to 1930’s.
My goal as an artist is to not only show the beauty and history of each piece of art but also the beauty of the person that wears this ring. I believe every person has a unique identity. With this identity and skills learned throughout life they can go into the world and shed light into dark places. My hope is that my art will help remind each person how unique they are and how they are one of a kind.