arthurfred

AFK Designs

Hod HaSharon, Israel · 171 Sales

arthurfred

AFK Designs

Hod HaSharon, Israel 171 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(75)

Announcement   My handcrafted wooden bracelets and pendants are eye-catching pieces of jewelery that fuse the strength and beauty of wood with the loveliness and allure of a variety of minerals, semi-precious gemstones and materials such as lapis lazuli, malachite,Eilat stone, carnelian, silver, brass and gold leaf.

In all of my work, I try to implement an eco-friendly approach, turning my bracelets from found wood and logs.

I primarily work with two types of wood: olivewood and Indian rosewood, also known as Dalbergia sissoo. The fusion of the soft strength of magnificently grained olivewood with the hard crystal strength of a gemstone is extremely beautiful while the deep rich brown of the Indian rosewood combined with gold leaf, gemstones or a thin, delicate strip of silver or brass seems to suggest that gold or silver is flowing magically through the wood.

In both instances, rather than suppressing the naturalness of wood by seeking to hide the knots, inclusions, splits and crack created by nature and time, I highlight them. The effect is dramatic.

If you can't find in my shop the particular size you want, please don't hesitate to contact me and I can produce for you, at a reasonable price, the bracelet you want.

Announcement
Last updated on May 17, 2016

My handcrafted wooden bracelets and pendants are eye-catching pieces of jewelery that fuse the strength and beauty of wood with the loveliness and allure of a variety of minerals, semi-precious gemstones and materials such as lapis lazuli, malachite,Eilat stone, carnelian, silver, brass and gold leaf.

In all of my work, I try to implement an eco-friendly approach, turning my bracelets from found wood and logs.

I primarily work with two types of wood: olivewood and Indian rosewood, also known as Dalbergia sissoo. The fusion of the soft strength of magnificently grained olivewood with the hard crystal strength of a gemstone is extremely beautiful while the deep rich brown of the Indian rosewood combined with gold leaf, gemstones or a thin, delicate strip of silver or brass seems to suggest that gold or silver is flowing magically through the wood.

In both instances, rather than suppressing the naturalness of wood by seeking to hide the knots, inclusions, splits and crack created by nature and time, I highlight them. The effect is dramatic.

If you can't find in my shop the particular size you want, please don't hesitate to contact me and I can produce for you, at a reasonable price, the bracelet you want.

Arthur Kemelman

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Arthur Kemelman

Wood Bracelet/Bangle with Gold Leaf and Lapis
US$140.00
Olivewood Bracelet with Turquoise 2
US$135.00
Wood Pendant with Porcelain and Brass
US$45.00
Wood Pendant with Turquoise and Amber (2)
US$45.00
Wood Pendant with Turquoise and Amber
US$45.00
Pendant with Blue Lapis Cabochon and Silver
US$45.00
Pendant - Olivewood and Turquoise
US$50.00
Wood bangle and Eilat Stone - Eilat Regal
US$150.00
Wood Bracelet with Eilat Stone -- Eilat Style
US$150.00
Wood bracelet with Golden Spaces
US$140.00
Oval Wood Earrings with Gold Leaf
US$65.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(75)
acase1965

acase1965 on Jan 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful and well-made piece. It was promptly shipped and the seller provided excellent communication.

jac

jac on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These wood pieces have such an organic feel to them, and at the same time they are also so elegant....this looks as lovely with a white T and jeans as it does with a dressy blouse and slacks....such versatility and style!

jac

jac on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very unique and funky! Special too, to be able to own and wear these one of a kind pieces......

jac

jac on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous brooch! I will really enjoy wearing it.....this seller creates very classic and high quality pieces....I am a repeat customer and am always pleased with Arthur's creations!

jac

jac on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased two pieces of Arthur's wood art, and I am absolutely thrilled with them....Arthur was very accommodating when I asked him to mount this one on plexiglass for me, and the result is stunning.....so unique and fun 😊. Everything was wry carefully packaged as well.....excellent customer service and communication too!

jac

jac on Dec 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This bracelet is beautiful, very well made, fantastic quality.....the design is so classic and elegant!!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 30, 2013
Welcome to my shop, AFK Designs. I specialize in producing one- of-a-kind bracelets and pendants using olivewood and Indian rosewood. The stones that I inlay into the wood include lapis lazuli, malachite, and eilat stone.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept payment only through PayPal which is easy and safe to use. Payment is required to confirm your order. If it is not received within 3 days of the date of your order, the order will be cancelled and the item will be re-listed in my store. If you see something you like and want more information, please contact me.
For customers in Israel, 18% VAT is figured into the purchase price.
Shipping
All items are shipped internationally from Israel by registered airmail and each package has a tracking number. A package from Israel generally can take 14 days to Europe and sometimes more to other locations farther away. And delays do occur.

I will ship the item within three days of receiving payment. If you want to speed up the delivery of your order, other arrangements can be made and should be discussed via convo. It should be noted that customers are responsible for any additional costs that customs or other tax officials in their countries may impose on their purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for some reason you're not satisfied with your purchase when it arrives, please contact me immediately. Any item that is to be returned must be sent back in its original unused condition within 3 weeks of the original delivery date. I will either refund the cost of the jewelry or offer a replacement item of the same value.