Handmade jewerly made from used skateboards!

Skateboards consist of 7 individually dyed layers of maple.  I gather broken boards from friends, skate shops and parks.  I cut the boards down and remove the cracked and damaged parts.  I then start imagining different shapes, designs and patterns by examining the different color patterns that already exist in the boards.  Some I cut into strips and glue together to make geometric desigs, while others are shpaed by hand into one of a kind unique shapes.  All of my work is done in my garage/workshop and backyard in NE Portland.  Every piece is handmade, hand sanded and treated with a linseed oil and beeswax finish.  I use sterling silver ear wires and surgical steel ear posts.