Handmade wooden jewellery by Arthur Kemelman
I begin by turning on my lathe a rough piece of olivewood to arrive at the shape and form that I want , always trying to allow the wood to fully express its distinctive beauty through its bark inclusions, its gnarledness and finely veined grain.
I then inlay small bits of malachite, lapis or gold leaf, into the nooks and crannies of the piece. The technique of fusing stone and wood is relatively rare. Essentially it consists of grinding the stone into various sizes and then using strong resin adhesives to bond the small pieces to the wood.