XylemCreations

Xylem Creations

Huntington Woods, Michigan · 61 Sales

XylemCreations

Xylem Creations

Huntington Woods, Michigan 61 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

Announcement   I began woodworking as a hobby about twenty years ago and quickly fell in love with it. I focused on keepsake boxes, small furniture, and household items. I was intrigued by the challenge of working with a unique and imperfect material. Every board, like a person, is a product of both genetics and its environment. Every project is a balance between finding the perfect piece of wood and using the imperfections to enhance the beauty of the finished object.

I started making jewelry in the summer of 2011 with the idea of highlighting small flaws in wood, specifically bird’s-eye maple. The by-product of that process was boards filled with holes. In an effort to reduce waste, I began experimenting by filling the holes with colored resin. This experimentation led to an entirely different approach to my jewelry making, an approach that attempts to show the natural beauty of the wood while contrasting it with a bright, modern material.

I am a native Detroiter. I learned much of my craft through the continuing education program at the College for Creative Studies. By day I am a manager for a software company, but my free time is spent in my shop in Huntington Woods.

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2017

I began woodworking as a hobby about twenty years ago and quickly fell in love with it. I focused on keepsake boxes, small furniture, and household items. I was intrigued by the challenge of working with a unique and imperfect material. Every board, like a person, is a product of both genetics and its environment. Every project is a balance between finding the perfect piece of wood and using the imperfections to enhance the beauty of the finished object.

I started making jewelry in the summer of 2011 with the idea of highlighting small flaws in wood, specifically bird’s-eye maple. The by-product of that process was boards filled with holes. In an effort to reduce waste, I began experimenting by filling the holes with colored resin. This experimentation led to an entirely different approach to my jewelry making, an approach that attempts to show the natural beauty of the wood while contrasting it with a bright, modern material.

I am a native Detroiter. I learned much of my craft through the continuing education program at the College for Creative Studies. By day I am a manager for a software company, but my free time is spent in my shop in Huntington Woods.

Craig Salyers

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Craig Salyers

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14)
pammcd28

pammcd28 on Aug 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item came exactly as ordered. Communication on item details and ship date were perfect. Thanks so much. Looking forward to training with this new dumbbell!

ronandjankelly

ronandjankelly on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

goes well with my necklace; timely delivery; good picture color detail

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Last updated on April 29, 2011

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