Monday, April 10, 2017

Winterwood Pendants - handmade wood pendants from Wisconsin

My family has a large plot of land in Wisconsin that is managed for wildlife. Periodically, we thin the trees for the health and productivity of the forest, and therefore the wildlife too. Some of the trees have beautiful wood, and these we save for special projects. These pendants were made by my brother from some of that "special project" wood. 

My job is to "set" the pendants - some have been accented with beads, leather, wire, and/or silver additions. Here are the most recent three:

Black Cherry "Lionfish" Pendant on Picture Jasper Chain.

Hickory Pendant on Chrysoprase and Aventurine Chain.

Pin Cherry Pendant on Chocolate Agate Chain.
These have beautiful, natural wood patterns.  The pendants are finished with carnuba wax for a waterproof, matte finish.  They are all large, approximately 2" across.

I'm looking forward to setting more of these lovely pendants soon!

Thanks for reading!