I have had a life-long love of the beauty found in the grain of wood.
A few years back, at the request of my wife, I made a handful of shawl pins to be given as gifts to family members with shawls that she had knit.
I discovered I got great joy from opening up a piece of wood to see what was inside and have been making wood pins ever since.
I create one of a kind, by hand wood pins that can be used in any knitted or crocheted wearables, as hair pins, and as purely ornamental wood jewelry. I also make two piece buckle and pin fasteners and uniquely shaped buttons in a variety of sizes out of interesting and beautifully grained wood.
I use almost exclusively found hardwoods native to my home in north central Maryland, USA.
Each piece is shaped, sanded and oil finished by hand and buffed with carnauba wax to a jewel finish.
I hope you will seek me out at my next showing.