* by purchasing our Wooden Jewelry you are supporting traditional crafts & families. ...enjoy your exotic nature.
Wood Jewelry, skillfully carved by traditional people of exotic wood into wooden earrings, necklaces, tribal earrings and body jewelry as well. GARUDA & Western Bohemian Jewelry support nature and culture. Improving life : Sharing beauty...
Created with exotic wood by hand, our Wooden Jewelry and Earrings come in a large range of natural colors and unique styles carved in wood.
Wood Jewelry is a sacred art of timelessness, the patience of the trees growth signals our relationship with our universe and our future as well as those whom have come before us to relay wisdom through time. Carving wooden jewelry restates the patience of the tree, as it cannot be rushed, but the creation of the Wooden Earrings and jewelry requires the silence and skill of timelessness to create a beautiful and meaningful handmade piece of wooden jewelry.
Our jewelry has an amazing feeling that nothing else compares to. Bringing the gentle power of nature with you everywhere you go fills life with a different kind of experience. The gracefully carved forms are brought to life by skilled carvers who have an intrinsic feeling for creating beauty and adorning us with awe inspiring and quality jewelry. We love every piece, and get so many compliments when we use this jewelry, and are really happy to share it with you.
Lightweight and smooth, richly colored natural carved wood earrings and jewelry in tones from mahogany and ebony, ivory, deep chocolate, grey, midnight green to purplish-red-brown are finely carved and polished by hand. Our jewelry is smooth and polished, but unfinished and natural, great earrings for sensitive ears.
Beautiful and detailed, this wooden jewelry is crafted and carved by hand. Western Bohemian and GARUDA have been working with traditional artists for over a decade hand making jewelry of natural wood and other exotic materials.
We start with the careful selection of the wood, create the design, and carve each piece of jewelry by hand, one at a time, then sand, smooth and polish by buffing and oiling. Western Bohemian and GARUDA natural jewelry skillfully carved by traditional people in natural materials, that supports nature and culture. Improving life : Western Bohemian
Handmade Wood Jewelry
Feel Good About Your Purchase! By purchasing our Wooden Jewelry you are supporting traditional crafts, and the families that make them. All of our jewelry is made of real wood, one piece at a time. Western Bohemian strives to provide quality, unique, natural Earth-friendly products to satisfy the soul and beyond... Your purchase supports traditional crafts and families and is a choice to purchase a product produced in an environmentally responsible way. Our wooden adornments are handmade by traditional people of natural materials, responsibly harvested and supporting nature, craft and culture, improving the quality of life and providing jobs that showcase talents and skills. We work closely with our artists to create our jewelry and earrings. We offer a great selection including wood hoop earrings, wood gauges, wood body jewelry and wooden earrings. Our amazing and unique variety of wood earrings are made just like all of our jewelry with great care in a huge selection of designs and materials, in styles ranging from hoop earrings to tribal and spiral as well as classic styles..
Our Wooden Jewelry is carefully carved in exotic, sustainably harvested wood in bold, unique and beautiful designs. Please enjoy looking though our selection of wood hoop earrings, wood necklaces, faux gauges and earrings. Our wooden hoop earrings are classic, come in tribal and spiral styles as well as bold and modern looks. The variety of wood fake gauges is so unique, and made with care and great detail.
Creating wooden jewelry is a special art. The wood itself is the most beautiful part of the jewelry, and we create our jewelry by first choosing the perfect looking wood that shows good color and shine, with the best looking color variations and striping that will look great for each design and style of the wood jewelry and earrings when the process of carving and polishing is complete. As trees grow wildly, every single one is different. The grain of the wood changes depending on the story of the life of the tree. When a young tree is bent, sometimes it creates brilliant swirls and chatoyancy in the wood that can cause it to have burls and spirals in the wood itself, and may resemble the light reflecting properties of tigers eye of gems. This type of wood is very difficult to find, and is our favorite choice for the wooden jewelry and wood earrings we create. To choose a perfect piece of wood for our jewelry we find a raw log and split it centrally, then smooth it to look for the shine and color of the wood. If the colors and shine of the wood are what we are looking for, and the wood is strong and beautiful with unique character, we slice it carefully into half inch thick slabs and machine them into smooth sections that are ready to draw our designs one for the first stage of carving and creating the finished wooden earrings or jewelry creation for you. The process of making a single pair of earrings or piece of jewelry from beginning to end, starting with choosing and curing the wood takes about 6 months. The time it takes to properly dry the wood so it can be carved into lasting jewelry is long, and it must dry slowly out of the sun to avoid having cracks, but must also be kept away from rain and dampness so that the wood does not grow anything that would affect the finished earrings or jewelry. We never select wood that has any cracks, because we want the jewelry to be lasting and high quality.
Now, we finally have our beautiful material ready to begin to allow the craftsman to reveal the brilliant piece of jewelry hidden in the wood we have chosen. We then take each board and carefully sketch the design and note the thickness of the finished pieces, and begin the process of making blanks that with care will be transformed into earrings, necklaces or jewelry of another type. There are many more steps to making a perfect set of earrings than there are to making a simple pendant or necklace, as earrings must match perfectly. We mirror the split wood for earrings so that the grain of the wood and pattern makes a perfect set, and must keep them together so they do not get mixed up and become mismatched. The process of making the earrings seems to have just begun at this point, even though we have been waiting months for the wood to be ready. This is where our creativity in jewelry design and creation gets to be explored. Sometimes when we get en exciting and colorful or shining piece, we reserve it for certain types of our tribal jewelry, knowing that some designs make the natural character of the wood more brilliant in a set of wooden earrings, fake gauges or a particular carved necklace. The shine of the wood comes out more on hoop earrings and in pieces carved with spirals and simple flat areas polished to a high shine, so we try to hold on to our favorite beautiful natural wood for the jewelry that will best show its brilliance.
We offer carved jewelry handmade in fine exotic wood. Lightweight and smooth tribal earrings, richly natural colored wood in tones from eggshell, deep chocolate, grey, midnight green to purplish red and brown are finely carved and polished by hand to create this natural wood jewelry.
Wood: Source and Harvesting Practices:
SONO WOOD JEWELRY Varieties: Sonokeling, Sonokembang. LATIN NAME: Pterocarpus Indicus. ORIGIN: Indonesia, East Jawa (Java), Blitar regency. HARVESTING PRACTICE: The source we use offers Plantation Grown Sono, though it can be wild harvested under government control. Tree must have minimum diameter of 30 cm before cutting, the trees are replanted in the wild harvest setting. OTHER DETAILS: This tropical wood has a beautiful colors from a deep purplish and red-brown with golden brown highlights and comes in a range of color. It is still abundant and responsibly grown and harvested. The variety we use is Sonokeling.
HIBISCUS WOOD JEWELRY OTHER COMMON NAMES: Waru. ORIGIN: Indonesia, Northern Tabanan Regency. HARVESTING PRACTICE: the source we use offers Plantation Grown Waru. The trees re-sprout freely from the stump after cutting.
EBONY WOOD JEWELRY LATIN NAME: Diospyros Celebica. ORIGIN: Indonesia. HARVESTING PRACTICE: Recycled. OTHER DETAILS: RECYCLED. Ebony wood is in danger! All of our ebony wood is made of recycled wood, and much of it is made from the remnants of altars, carvings and antique furniture.
ARANG WOOD JEWELRY LATIN NAME: Diospyros Confertiflora ORIGIN: Indonesia. HARVESTING PRACTICE: wild harvested. OTHER DETAILS: This beautiful tropical wood is naturally black in color, hence the name which literally translates to charcoal wood. The jewelry made from it is beep black and amazingly durable, resembling ebony wood.
CROCODILE WOOD JEWELRY OTHER NAMES: Panggal Buaya (Spine / scale of Crocodile). LATIN NAME: Zanthoxylum Rhetsa. ORIGIN: Indonesia, Bali, Tabanan Regency, Selemadeg district. HARVESTING PRACTICE: Grown in a Plantations or Wild Gardens. The Wild Garden is a kind of community garden that is shared by local families. OTHER DETAILS: Crocodile wood is almost ivory in color, and is sometimes referred to as the ivory of woods due to its smooth finish and creamy color.
SABO FRUIT WOOD JEWELRY ORIGIN: Indonesia, Payangan. OTHER DETAILS: This wood has a natural fleshy tone that varies from a light skin color to red peach. Our Source: The Sabo Wood we use for our jewelry comes from wild garden on land of the Family of one of our Master Carvers. By chance, they have the trees growing there and they cut it themselves for our use and to help the family.
COCONUT WOOD JEWELRY OTHER COMMON NAMES: Coconut Palm LATIN NAME: Cocos Nucifera. ORIGIN: Indonesia. HARVESTING PRACTICE: the coconut shell is a byproduct of the harvesting of coconut for food and oil. The wood is plantation grown, home grown in wild farms in the village. OTHER DETAILS: Recycled. Coconut is a staple food and grows in great abundance. The shell is also used to create art, jewelry, and cookware.
WOODEN JEWELRY CARE:
GARUDA Bohemian Jewelry's fine wooden earrings and wood jewelry are natural and should be treated with care.
cleaning: Clean the wooden jewelry with a soft cloth after use, or every few days if you wear it all the time. It can also be cleaned with mild soap and water when needed, but not too often. Dry completely. Oil lightly with jojoba oil or another natural oil intended for organic or wood jewelry. Please do not leave it for a long time in your car, sunny windows, or other hot or sunny place, or in a place where it will be wet.
storage: Keep your wooden jewelry dry and fresh, in a cool, dry place. (like your dresser or jewelry box.) Do not leave it for a long time in your car, sunny windows, or other hot or sunny places or in places where it will get wet or stay damp or moist. If your wooden jewelry looks like it needs it, polish it with a soft cloth first, then if needed it may be oiled, but don't over do the oiling, it will make the shine disappear and the color of the wooden jewelry will darken.
The carved wood jewelry needs to be conditioned, and should be oiled as we suggest in the beginning of this page. This will help to maintain the color and integrity of the material, and may deepen the color slightly. This may also happen over time due to the natural oils of your skin absorbing into the material as it becomes a part of your daily life, however, you should still take the time to clean and condition your wooden jewelry.
*We are committed to environmental and social responsibility, GARUDA and Western Bohemian Jewelry takes great care to ensure quality of life, health, and happiness.