The Beauty of Burl

At Sticks & Stones I get the pleasure of working with some amazing species of wood. One of the most unique isn’t a species at all. Wood burl is a rare and stunning form of wood that is coveted by artisans and collectors alike.

For those who are unfamiliar, wood burl is a growth on a tree that causes a unique and irregular pattern in the wood grain. The result is a swirling, mesmerizing pattern that is completely unique to each piece of wood. Burl wood can be found on a variety of tree species, including oak, maple, and redwood.

Close Up of Wood Burl

Working with wood burl is a true joy for me as an artist. Each piece is different and presents a new challenge in terms of shaping and carving. I always start by carefully selecting the piece of wood burl that speaks to me. I look for interesting patterns and colors, as well as any flaws or imperfections that add character to the piece.

Amboyna Burl Ring with Gold Sides

Once I have selected a piece of wood burl, I begin the process of shaping it into the desired form. This can be a delicate and time-consuming process, as the wood burl can be quite a hard material and difficult to work with. However, the end result is always worth it. The swirling pattern of the wood burl creates a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that cannot be replicated.

Horizontal Burl Wood & Copper Necklace

If you're looking for unique and beautiful piece of jewelry, I highly recommend checking out my collection of wood burl pieces. Each one is carefully crafted by hand and is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you choose a pendant necklace or a ring, you can be sure that you are getting a piece of jewelry that is both beautiful and meaningful.

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