At London Jewellery School we’ve been looking for more opportunities for our students to create mixed media jewellery which means we’ve been looking at wood jewellery quite a bit. So we thought we’d share a few ideas on how you might work in this beautiful natural material.
The grain and colour of wood makes it a very attractive material which doesn’t need much adding to it. For example, Gustav Reyes talks about creating wearable wood sculptures.
The most traditional material to combine with wood is metal as in a lot of pieces by Kara Ross.
But it can work well with other materials such as resin.
Or you can embed or attach gemstones.
With advanced wood carving skills you can create chains and charms, producing a whole range of jewellery elements.