Filed under: Jewelry
Can wood be used in fine jewelry? The answer is a resounding yes. Over the years we've seen plenty of jewelry and accessories that feature wood as an integral part of the design. When jewelry designer Andrea Rosenfeld decided to work with wood she turned to local artist Ed Kelle, a woodworker painter and sculptor. Together the two have started creating small collections of unique and organic jewelry designs.
The process starts with rough sketches of design elements incorporating the wood, Rosenfeld sends her ideas off to Kelle and the two designers bounce ideas off of each other while working on their individual components."It is important that I send him either an image of the stone or the basic color tones so he and I can pick the wood that would work best," says Rosenfeld. "From there, we discuss strength and structure based on the type of jewelry I'm designing and species of wood before individually working on our portions."
The pieces are designed around the natural movement/grain of the wood and stone. The jewelry uses reclaimed wood, recycled silver and stones harvested ethically (where available) and each have healing elements ignited by Rosenfeld, using Reiki, to release the metaphysical energies of the stones and metals. Rosenfeld balances and charges the stones and metals, increasing their ability to uplift others.
Prices start at $550 retail.The piece shown above is titled Waterfall and combines walnut wood with blue topaz, labradorite, smoked quartz, blue quartz, apatite and silver.