{beautiful to me} AFK Designs

{Images: Arthur Kemelman}

Mixing two of my jewellery loves – wood and gemstones – these bangles by Arthur Kemelman of AFK Designs are simple, understated and downright gorgeous!

Arthur begins by “turning on my lathe a rough piece of olivewood to arrive at the shape and form that I want , always trying to allow the wood to fully express its distinctive beauty through its bark inclusions, its gnarledness and finely veined grain.
I then inlay small bits of malachite, lapis or gold leaf, into the nooks and crannies of the piece. The technique of fusing stone and wood is relatively rare. Essentially it consists of grinding the stone into various sizes and then using strong resin adhesives to bond the small pieces to the wood.”

Definitely going on my wish-list.
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