Growing up on a produce farm required lots of time outdoors in the fields. Our family vacations consisted of camping in the woods, fishing and hunting. Early on, I became outdoor person with a love of the trees in the forest. It was in a high school wood shop that I began to see the beauty in the wood. It was no longer just 2x4s and plywood. My first true project was a cradle made of pine for my newborn son. My tools were an old circular saw, electric drill, a hammer and some screwdrivers. Although I would call it junk today, I was pretty proud of it then. My projects over the years grew to furniture, wood turnings, jewelry boxes and lathe turned pens. Several years ago, I was at the local landfill. I couldn't believe my eyes. Someone was dumping beautiful spalted maple logs. I had them “dump” it right into my trailer. The was the start of a journey. I built several projects using that wood, always throwing the cutoff pieces in the trash. One day, I asked myself why it was trash. It was too beautiful to throw away. My wood jewelry was born. I now collect pieces from fallen trees, fellow woodworkers and from sources around the world. It is very important to me that I do not contribute to the destruction of our world. My imported wood must be from pruned limbs, fallen trees or sustainably harvested timber. The jewelry finish used is no longer a mix of chemicals, but is now a blend of organic mineral oil and bees wax. Something that was once just a piece of wood is now being transformed into wearable, elegant, sophisticated jewelry.
Custom pieces can be ordered. I will make every effort to fulfill your wishes, but one must remember that this is wood. Not every design will be a proper choice for every piece of wood.
Other elegant products include: Pens, Jewelry Boxes, Keepsake Boxes, Cremation Urns, Cutting Boards