Inspirations: Wood in Jewellery

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.

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This simple wooden piece by Gustav Reyes is simple but stunning


The most traditional material to combine with wood is metal as in a lot of pieces by Kara Ross.

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“Shirt Cuff” bracelet by by Kara Ross. Sterling silver, ebony and faceted gemstone.


But it can work well with other materials such as resin.

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Britta Boeckmann produces all sorts of jewellery combining resin and wood.


Or you can embed or attach gemstones.

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Oak embedded with malachite and mother of pearl by Simply Wood Rings


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Amber and wood carved necklace by AmberSculpture


With advanced wood carving skills you can create chains and charms, producing a whole range of jewellery elements.

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Wood carved necklace – with school days dangle charms from Oxford Jewel






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