Unique jewellery made of wood of invasive species
Did you know we can make wooden jewelry from wood processing residues and from branches of invasive wood species?
Basic analyzes of wood of invasive alien plant species, done by the Applause project at the Department of Wood Science and Technology at the Biotechnical Faculty, showed that certain species offer us extremely varied, unique and colorful textures. Where else can these beauties be best exploited than in jewelry making.
Therefore, we made wooden jewelry from wood processing residues and from branches of invasive wood species. We used wood of Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima), Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina L.), Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera), Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Box elder (Acer negundo L.) and Southern catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides).
From these species, beautiful wooden rings and earrings and unique jewelry boxes were created.
Avtorja članka: Dr. Maks Merela, M.Sc. Daša Krapež Tomec