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.