VanAlphenStudio

Wooden jewelry, chainmaille jewelry and wooden teethers

Rotterdam, The Netherlands | 2771 Sales on Etsy

5 out of 5 stars
(651 reviews including ratings from DaWanda)

Announcement   Are you looking for original handmade jewelry? Do you want to wear something unique made of wood or steel? Would you like to have a say in the length of your necklace or bracelet? Do you want your baby gift to stand out and be cherised?

VanAlphenStudio has exactly what you're looking for! I offer handmade wooden jewelry like pendants, dog tags and earrings. The pendants and dog tags come with a complimentary ball chain, leather cord or wax cord in the length of your choice. I also sell made to size chainmaille bracelets and necklaces in stainless steel. For the creatives who would like to make their own bracelets and necklaces I'm offering chainmail supplies. For the little ones I make natural wooden teethers and rattles. The best part is that I can put their names on it!

Feel free to contact me if you'd like an unique and personalized gift for a special occasion. Most of my items I can recreate using different woods, a different size or a slightly different appearance. For personalization I can use my wood burner.

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2017

Are you looking for original handmade jewelry? Do you want to wear something unique made of wood or steel? Would you like to have a say in the length of your necklace or bracelet? Do you want your baby gift to stand out and be cherised?

VanAlphenStudio has exactly what you're looking for! I offer handmade wooden jewelry like pendants, dog tags and earrings. The pendants and dog tags come with a complimentary ball chain, leather cord or wax cord in the length of your choice. I also sell made to size chainmaille bracelets and necklaces in stainless steel. For the creatives who would like to make their own bracelets and necklaces I'm offering chainmail supplies. For the little ones I make natural wooden teethers and rattles. The best part is that I can put their names on it!

Feel free to contact me if you'd like an unique and personalized gift for a special occasion. Most of my items I can recreate using different woods, a different size or a slightly different appearance. For personalization I can use my wood burner.

Jan-Pieter

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Updates

When purchasing a bracelet kit you can now opt to have me add a starter piece to use as example or to add on to. You can even ask me to add a starter piece for a different weave instead. This can be useful if you had trouble with a previous bracelet kit.
My drop earrings will now be shipped with earhook stoppers and an alcohol pad.
New jump ring sizes in my shop: 8x1mm (AR=6.0), 6x1.2mm (AR=3.1), 6.5x1.2mm (AR=3.5), 7.5x1.4mm (AR=3.5), 10.5x1.4mm (AR=5.5) and 14x1.6mm (AR=7.0). Now better rings in 8x1.5mm (AR=3.4). I’ve also added 32mm lobster clasps and a couple new kits.
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About

How it started

It all started in 2009 when I wanted to restore a couple vintage straight razors and give them new wooden scales without any knowledge of woodworking. I could have done it by hand but using power tools seemed more fun, so I decided to get an old scroll saw for it which I reasoned would also come in handy for possible future projects.

A few months later I was already making my first teethers for a friend’s baby. After having seen them my brother asked me to also make a couple for him to give to his sister in law.

This was shortly followed by a couple dog toys, 2 human bones recreated in detail which were chewed up within 15mins by a friend’s dog and a stylistic arrow which my dog didn’t even want to play with :D

After a few failed attempts I finally made my first 2 pendants in 2011, wooden rectangular bars with my name on it and a ‘secret’ message at the back. I thought that was enough for the time being.

In 2012 I started on a 3d printing project for which I designed a couple pendants. To find the right measurements I found my way back to the scroll saw and made them out of wood first. This was such a success I didn’t even care for printing them and after I sold my first pendant towards the end of 2012 I continued to design them in wood.

In the summer of 2013 I started experimenting with chainmaille because it seemed interesting to me to combine wood with steel. Even though I liked the combination it wasn’t well received. The bracelets and necklaces completely out of stainless steel were a hit so I continued making them.

For personalizing baby toys I purchased a wood burner at the beginning of 2014. Of course I also started using it to decorate and personalize pendants.

By now I’ve gathered a supply of over 30 different woods.

You can follow me at facebook where I post my newest creations:
https://www.facebook.com/VanAlphenStudio

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  • Jan-Pieter van Alphen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi, I'm Jan-Pieter from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I design and create wooden jewelry and baby toys. Besides wood I also work with stainless steel to make chainmaille jewelry. On top of that I do 2d and 3d graphic design.

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