forestlifecreations

FOREST LIFE CREATIONS

Washington, United States · 637 Sales

forestlifecreations

FOREST LIFE CREATIONS

Washington, United States 637 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(102)

Announcement   My unique jewelry is handmade, inspired by the voices within the wood.
I learned at a young age to see the small things in nature, and what better way to share with you what I see, than through using the organic refuse of our society to bring to you natures secrets.
The wood I use is mostly reclaimed from the recycle bins of wood working schools, luthier and cabinet making shops. This is Eco friendly jewelry that is light weight, organic, but still elegant. It’s different, it’s mysterious, it’s made for you…

Announcement

My unique jewelry is handmade, inspired by the voices within the wood.
I learned at a young age to see the small things in nature, and what better way to share with you what I see, than through using the organic refuse of our society to bring to you natures secrets.
The wood I use is mostly reclaimed from the recycle bins of wood working schools, luthier and cabinet making shops. This is Eco friendly jewelry that is light weight, organic, but still elegant. It’s different, it’s mysterious, it’s made for you…

dean robertson

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dean robertson

Green Wood Reclaimed Chlorociboria Earrings
US$24.95
Round Madrone Arbutus Wood Earrings
US$24.95
Rectangle Black Ebony Wood Earrings
US$24.95
Big Macadamia Wood Lightweight Earrings
US$59.95
Brown Wood Earrings That Are Lightweight
US$24.95
Reclaimed Kingwood Big Lightweight Earrings
US$39.95
Large Wood Earrings Lightweight Bloodwood
US$39.99
Square Super Wood Earrings Lightweight Bocote
US$39.95
Sweet Buckeye Burl Earrings Large Lightweight
US$49.95
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5 out of 5 stars
(102)
jmskalley

jmskalley on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful earrings! Light weight and amazing quality!

MaLora Ann

MaLora Ann on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

They are even lovelier in person! The acrylic between the wood really makes these amazing. They are big without being shocking. They catch the light and look so gorgeous. Thank you. Great work!

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Newest batch of reclaimed wood earrings I've made!

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Amazing natural creations of reclaimed wood!

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Round Madrone Arbutus Wood Earrings
US$24.95
Newest listing of love edge ceanothus wood earrings

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About

As I told a sad woman once who’s tree had died and was being cut down, “I can give your tree new life!”

My name is Dean
My story is long but let me run the high points by you that led to what I do now.
As a late teen I fell to the allure of hard drugs and lived homeless on the streets for quite a few years. Twenty years ago I decided that if I didn’t change my habits I would not make it. Getting clean and sober was one of the hardest things I ever did. Early in sobriety I had no focus in life and I went on a search for direction and focus. My extensive travels led me to Alaska where I followed my Grizzly Adams childhood dream of living in the wilderness. I spent eight years living off the grid studying the ancient ways the natives used to survive in that environment. I mastered many of the primitive skills and techniques of making things using organic natural materials. I carved bone, antler and wood. I made baskets from roots and bark. I learned to make wood framed kayaks used by the Aleut. I lived a life close to nature using what materials I found, gathered and bartered for.
Eventually I returned to the world enriched with knowledge and skills. One of my first stops was a two year program offered by the Seattle Central Community College. The program was a Marine Carpentry education at the Wood Technology Center.
Boat building was something I enjoyed very much. The instructors there were very open minded and really catered to the individual’s skills and talents. My business English class teacher really encouraged us to think outside the box and find our own niche.
The school had a large wood recycle bin that we were allowed to take materials from. There was always a plethora of interesting wood scraps in there beckoning me to expand my creative nature. A knot in a piece of wood in particular caught my eye one time. It really spoke to me. I crafted a wood pendant for my wife from it. So many people appreciated it that I began looking for more interesting knots in the bin at school and in time began making pendants and earrings to sell at the Seattle Ballard Farmers Market on Sundays to help pay my school bill.
A long story short, that was seven years ago and I’ve sold 40000 pairs of reclaimed wood earrings since. I get most of my wood now as leftover scraps from other wood workers projects. In addition a fair amount of my wood comes through arborists trimming urban trees and also driftwood or broken furniture I might find at a thrift store.
Reclaimed Wood Jewelry has become my passion and I have created a wonderful business to support my family with.
As I told a sad woman once who’s tree had died and was being cut down, “I can give your tree new life!”

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  • dean robertson

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    The wood I use is reclaimed from the recycle bins of wood working schools, luthier and cabinet making shops. This is ecofriendly jewelry that is light weight, organic, but still elegant. It’s different, it’s mysterious, it’s made for you…

Shop policies

Last updated on October 30, 2015
I am an honest, hardworking, fun loving and family devoted person.
I try to maintain highest quality in the items I make, and if one breaks due to manufacturer defect, I am very easy to talk to, and we can definitely come to an agreement.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal, credit card and gift card payments, and if you see me in person, cash is always a good way to go, plus you can see a much larger inventory.
Shipping
I am very prompt at shipping, and do so at the first available moment I have, and if I get held up I will usually email you.

Local taxes may apply with international orders! Check with your local post office before ordering!
Refunds and Exchanges
If size or color does not meet your expectations I am happy to exchange or give you a credit on a future purchase
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome custom orders, and do them quite often. Also i am represented in a number of stores in Washington and Hawaii.