Artist Turns Old Wood Into Unique Jewelry By Using Its Natural Shape
Jeweler Britta Boeckmann doesn’t have a plan when she designs her wood-fragment and resin handmade jewelry. Instead, she uses the natural form of the wood to define the shape, fusing them with colored and sometimes glow-in-the-dark resin to make her unique jewelry. Boeckmann then smooths each piece of wooden jewelry with sandpaper and applies varnish to give it lustre.
“I use pieces of wood that are usually firewood for my unique designs, and I don’t kill any trees,” Boeckmann told Bored Panda. “All the wood I use is already dead. I collect it either from forests, or I get wooden gifts from my fellow woodworker friends from the Wangaratta Woodworking group. They collect wood cutouts for me, which they can’t use and which they would otherwise burn. With my work, I want to make people aware of Australia’s beautiful Nature treasures.”
Boeckmann moved to Wangaratta in Nov. 2013 and there joined the local woodworkers where she started working with wood and resin. In April 2014, she moved to Melbourne and got herself a small workshop. In January 2014, Boeckmann founded BoldB jewelry and began to sell her unique art online.
Boeckmann’s pieces are available on Etsy
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