Many of the materials I use are scrap from other industries or processes. Using the least amount and recycled materials reduces environmental impact when using natural sources. End cut off veneers, stone off cuts from countertops, shed antlers, fallen branches, old guitar strings, surplus metals and many other recycled materials are used in my jewelry.
Bentwood rings are made using thin strips of wood, wrapped and glued around the circumference of the ring, creating a very strong layered grain. The glues and finishes create a long lasting, waterproof finish which shows the grain and character of the wood like no other process can. This process uses the least amount of wood, as no wood has to be removed from the outside or inside of the ring.
Yukon Independent Artist
For all the people who live in the Yukon, you know how hard it is to find fascinating products without having them shipped from somewhere very far away. My products are made here, and I try my best to source my materials locally. For those not familiar with Canadian geography, the Yukon Territory resides furthest west in Canada's far north. We have a small population and vast amounts of rugged land, making it one of the last truly wild places left.
I do use power tools in my work, but it is not a "hands off" operation. All of the shaping, revealing the grain of the wood, color of stone, delicate inlays, is all guided by my hands, and each piece is a very unique creation because of this. Some exceptions to this would be laser engraving and anodizing, these would be specified in the product description or tag. This also means I may not have a specific ring in a specific size in stock at all times. If I do, I can ship it out as soon as that day, but if not it will arrive in about 4 to 6 weeks.