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First Place for Wood Jewelry

First Place for Wood Jewelry at North East Regional Symposium in Saratoga, NY March 2014.

Wood Jewelry

This is a group of Handmade Wood Jewelry Pendants with adjustable leather cords and various metal findings and beads. By pulling on the two ends of the cords the length of the necklace adjusts to the best level of comfort. The pendants feature a variety of exotic woods with different finishes. The center piece is Ebony with a semi precious bead which results in wonderful contrasting colors.  The red pendant on the left is Manzanita Burl which is one of my favorite woods.  The pendant on the right is a fabulous example of maple burl.  These represent the style necklaces when I began to make wood jewelry.  This then led to bracelets, bangles and then earrings.  I now use a variety of materials that include resin, color pencils, acorns, seed pods and cinnamon sticks.

Gift ideas

These are a great conversation pieces and will gain attention with any outfit.

These Wood Necklaces will make exceptional Artist Gifts and Teacher Gifts. How about a Birthday Gift for that special person in your life? You can find these items in my store on this site. Colored Pencil Pendant Necklace

If you like these First Place for Wood Jewelry items there are more selections in my Etsy Store.


These pendants as with all my jewelry is handmade by me in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.  My primary machine is the American made Robust wood lathe.  This tool with three horse power allows me to turn a two hundred pound log into a twenty pound seating stool.  It is also accurate to make small wooden jewelry items that weigh less than one pound.  The lathe spins wood at a high speed as the maker introduces a handheld cutting tool to the wood.  Layers of wood fly into the air as they are peeled away.


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