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Designer Transforms Wood Fragments into Brilliant, One-of-a-Kind Accessories

Inspired by Australia's brilliant flora and fauna, Melbourne-based jeweler Britta Boeckmann fuses wood fragments with colored resin to form gorgeous wearable accessories. Each pendant, ring, and pair of earrings are hand crafted and entirely unique–Boeckmann works without a template, and instead assesses her materials to produce pieces that elevate their natural characteristics. To do this, she gently sands the jewelry into shape and then applies varnish to give them a light luster. The results highlight both the beautiful colors and grain of the wood.

Boeckmann began making accessories after graduating with a degree in industrial design. She moved from Germany to Melbourne in 2013, where she joined the Wangaratta Woodworkers studio and learned a variety of fabrication techniques. You can buy her jewelry online through BoldB, her Etsy shop.

Britta Boeckmann: Website | Etsy | Facebook
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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