Earlier this summer, I went to Guelph, Ontario's Art on the Street - a wonderful collection of artisans displaying and selling their wares on that hot, hot July day. I was delighted when I came across Nicole Gagnon who creates minimalist and often exotic wood jewelry for her Etsy store, NG Nicole Gagnon Wooden Designs.
What's different are the clever ways she uses the simple shapes to make contemporary style jewelry. She clearly loves the natural feel and look of wood. She said, "For my creations, I hand select the woods from my suppliers; always rummaging for the most interesting grains and colors. I often shop at specialty wood mills because I enjoy the unique richness of the exotic woods."
|Bloodwood and Pearl Earrings|
|Ebony and Pearl Earrngs|
Nicole's shop is a delight to explore - great photographs and a wonderful set of shop process pictures which she also shared in her booth display. She also sent me a few more of her workshop.
|Reversible Padauk and Ebony Geometric necklace|
|Paudauk Wood and Aluminum Strip Cuff Links and Tie Pin|
|Reversible Bloodwood and Poplar Geometric necklace|
|Zebra Wood and Turquoise Earrings|
|Walnut and Maple Earrings|
An all round inspirational designer!
Before You Go:
- How to Make Painted Wood Jewelry from Popsicle Sticks
- Easy Geometric Wood Earrings to Make
- How to Make Wooden Pendants Tutorials
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