Weird and attractive is this crushed egg shell bangle. The bangle is shaped on the lathe and then painted black. Then, I glue eggshell onto the bracelet and finally sand the high spots flat until the white of the egg shows through. Not going to make any more egg shell bangles unless you ask nicely.
The inside diameter is 2 1/2 inches and an outside diameter of 3 5/8 inches. This piece is very unique and influenced by Post Modern Art of the 1990’s. If you are looking for a wood bangle the quickest way to determine your size is to measure a round bracelet that you are comfortable wearing.
In 2010, I began making wood jewelry with wood pendants and necklaces. Next came bangles and pendants followed by earrings. I love making bracelets because there are so many styles and techniques to employ in the design. With Egg Shell Bangle I start with a oversized donut. Glue eggshell to the surface, paint black and then sand down to the shell.
If you are searching for an unusual jewelry item there are unique pieces in my web store. also, several galleries carry my line of jewelry and I will be happy to give you a list. A bangle like this will be an exceptional gift for that special friend in who is comfortable wearing bold wood jewelry. Additional items are in my Etsy Shop.
I design and produce every item that is on this website in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA. My time is split between the lathe and secondary work at the studio bench. I find that after turning a form I am spending more time completing secondary operations. These may include carving, piercing, staining, pyrography and finishing. All items are original and unique.