The world is changing and we are constantly focusing on our natural resources and how we do it and beyond what we have. Now we try to produce less waste, recycle more, recycle things and usually do the right thing.
This can be seen in the way we humans live our lives, from greener cars, to controlling CO2 emissions to small things, to ensuring that we recycle as much waste as possible at home.
There used to be a stigma about being Eco Friendly, “damn hippies” or other terms used, now it’s the right thing to do and everyone is trying to do their part.
Our handmade jewelry industry has been doing this for many years, with many artists making exotic pieces from the rest of the parts, such as recycling or reusing materials. Once such area is wooden ring making, it is very common to find people making amazing pieces of jewellery from off cuts, waste products of lumber.
In wooden mills and lumber yards, all across the land off cuts and waste of wondrous woods are often cast aside as being of no use, but this is where the handcrafted wood rings maker can use these pieces otherwise destined for burning or just waste to make his products.
A range and types of lumber are used, but the best type are any of the hardwoods. The hardwoods have better grain patterns and will a much longer life than the softwoods. The most common hardwoods used would be the Walnuts, Oaks, Ash’s and Rosewood as these are found in abundance and can be repurposed very easily. Many artists may also offer other varieties with some custom ring offerings, where they will choose the wood you want for your ring if you have a special requirement.
Once these materials are in the hands of the artisans, the skill turns them into beautiful jewelry. The wood usually has a highly polished outer surface that shows the natural beauty of the wood in all its beauty. Let the drawings and colors of the wood shine through (a number of nuts are definitely one of the most impressive in this area).
Because wood is a natural product, no two rings are the same, the different structures and imperfections of wood make them unique and amazing. So if you want a unique piece of Eco Friendly Jewelery, I recommend you look at some rings, I promise they will interest you.