This Bent Wood Jewelry Bracelet is an exploration of unusual shapes and configurations that are possible by conditioning wood so it becomes flexible. I see many possibilities by bending wood and to explore new forms in Sculpture and Jewelry.
This Bent Wood Jewelry Bracelet is made with a technique which allows bending, twisting and coiling wood without breaking. With this process I am able to create new jewelry and sculptural items. After the form is created I will spend hours sanding the wooden bracelet. Then the wood bracelet receives a hand rubbed protective finish. The final wood bangle is tough and flexible at the same time. One can wear it every day and will last years without fear of breaking. My bracelets have my signature on the inside.
An average inside diameter of a bangle is 2 1/4 inches. Other common sizes are 2 3/8 and 2 1/2. The wood is typically 1/4 inch thick wood on most bangles. The most efficient way to determine your size is to measure the inside diameter of a bracelet that now fits well. An alternative is make a paperboard sleeve that slides slide over your hand and then measure the inside diameter of the sleeve.
I began to make wood jewelry in 2010. Bending wood is a new exploration that will lead me done unknown paths at this time. This is what I find so exciting about the creative process.
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I design all my wooden jewelry in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. My primary machine is the wood lathe. Secondary operations will require using many other devices to enhance the work.