Wood So Wild
Wood & Metal Jewelry | Pyrography | Leatherwork in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Will you walk the wood so wild, wand'ring, wand'ring here and there..."
Inspired by a 16th century English folksong and rambles through breathtaking Canadian forests, I create rustic yet refined wood and metal jewelry, wooden runes and talismans, leather accessories and glass fairy bottle necklaces, all by hand in my home studio.
To make my wood items, I start by gathering fallen branches from an enchanted isle on a clear northern lake, a serene bit of paradise that's been in my family for over 100 years. Each piece is meticulously cut, drilled and sanded, then finished with linseed oil and beeswax for a natural, lustrous glow.
Elementals, my fun and affordable metal jewelry line, incorporates copper, aluminum, pewter, brass and bronze, with hand-applied textures and patinas which celebrate the natural world. And I recently added chainmaille jewelry and accessories to my repertoire!
I also enjoy working with beautiful and tactile leather, crafting small multi-use drawstring bags, and stamping and tooling pieces both decorative and functional.
Many of my items are embellished with pyrography (wood- and leather-burning), using any design which strikes my fancy, including Celtic and Norse, nature, magick and mystical themes.
To see my current selection of handmade goods, have a wander 'round my Etsy shop. And don't forget to follow me on Facebook for the latest shop news, folklore, poetry, photography and other wild and wonderful whimsies.
Any questions, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy roaming the Wood So Wild!