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The designs of jewelry company Forestique make it simple and fashionable to connect with nature with all-natural pieces that are sure to make a statement!
Owner Henry Wischusen grew up surrounded by wood working tradition in New England and spent his childhood creating everything from tiny sculptures to boats.
Wischusen’s career was in the corporate world but after 35 years he returned to his roots of wood craft. With delicate wood veneers, he presents “all the beauty of the wood while maintaining my reverence to the forest.”
Wischusen’s designs are created with wood that is 1/40th of an inch thick, which shows the true beauty of the tree where it originated. The bracelets are sun cured, meaning carbon producing heaters and lights can be avoided.
Forestique bracelets are also never finished with dye stains or chemicals. Each wood creation retains its natural color with coats of Tung oil, natural citrus terpene, carnauba wax, and other natural substances. The natural wood material also ensures a perfect fit — the bracelets, while maybe tight at first, will gradually flex open and react to the fit of your wrist.
This flexibility comes from the strength of the wood. The bracelets are a one size fits all without the risk of damage or breaking!
Forestique earrings are also one with nature. Each pair is modeled after actual leaves and made from Koa and maple wood, and the pieces gently curve the way true leaves do in the fall. From dark and light browns to eye-catching golds, these earrings are the perfect accessory for any fall or winter outfit.
The wood-made pendants are also delicately created and mirror those leaves of the Ginkgo, Aspen, Muscadine, and even hops!
Even if jewelry isn’t where your interests lay, Forestique has you covered for the rest of the home. Durable cutting boards from the wood of Red Oaks, scrubs made of coffee bag fabric, and even a utensil set are all available to bring the outdoors inside!
Looking to organize? Try out a business card holder in gorgeous Ribbon Mahogany or Walnut, or a key holder in any shade of wood you can imagine. And even when you’re catching flights, Forestique has the perfect luggage tags that will make your bag stand out.
Forestique approaches fashion and home life with a sustainable perspective that brings the beauty of nature right to you!
It’s no secret that Woodluck, LLC makes amazing wooden products out of the best materials found in nature.
They make pencils from real recycled twigs that are better than the normal pencils you find in retail stores. This is because Woodluck uses only the best recycled wood, making sure the source tree isn’t harmed during the creation of the pencil; it is simply trimmed from the tree. The “lead” inside their pencils is not actually lead, but premium graphite that’s inserted by hand into the hand-carved pencils.
But it’s not only pencils that Woodluck is a pro at making; they also carry a variety of wooden displays, bookmarks, engraved wooden gifts, and hand-carved gnomes! The gnomes come in a variety of styles, including Goodluck Gnomes, Drunk Gnomes, and Large Gnomes. They are the perfect piece to protect any home garden from unwanted visitors!
Woodluck, LLC knows what they’re doing when it comes to making premium hand-carved wooden products. Their wooden gifts will please any customer looking for an expertly crafted gift that’s made with love!
Using Burils — carving tools — and burning sticks, these ancient people made beautiful works of carved art, and this inspired the artists at For the Love of Gourds to carry on the tradition and make their own artwork.
They make everything from bowls and jewelry, to holiday themed Christmas ornaments for adding a sense of handmade beauty to anyone’s tree!