Bowl of Bracelets

Bowl of Bracelets

Description

Why not a bowl of bracelets instead of apples? Sometimes I get into a production mode as with this group of bangles and bracelets.  Interesting creative processes occur when doing multiple items.  By doing a variety of similar items I am able to explore many techniques and build upon them as I go along.  One idea leads to another.  Instead of having to wait for another time I am able the explore several ideas in real time.

Process

These bracelets and bangles begin at the lathe.  Once the shape is complete I use a variety of techniques to decorate and enhance the piece.  I can create texture with a Dremel tool and cutting burs and pierce holes with a high speed dental drill. Brand symbols with pyrography which is wood burning with a red hot wire.  Paint, airbrush or stain the wood and finish with a protective coating.  These secondary operations may take longer to accomplish than the amount of time making the shape.

I began making wood jewelry during my second year of turning.  Starting with pendants and bracelets I then made earrings, cuff links and brooches. Next I learned how to use resin to cast colored pencils and seed pods. The techniques that I use in my jewelry add to the skill set to make large pieces more unique.  

Gifts

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Studio

I design and product all my items like Bowl of Bracelets in my Montvale, New Jersey, USA studio. Usually I begin at the wood lathe which has the capacity to turn a two hundred pound log into a stool or a piece of jewelry..  After the form is complete the piece goes to the workbench for decoration to make each piece unique.

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