Wood earrings, inspired by the forest.

Fort Collins, Colorado 32 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Wood earrings, inspired by the forest.

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Carrie Frickman

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On Etsy since 2014

Wood earrings inspired by wild places.

I began designing these wood earrings while working as a Naturalist at an outdoor school in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California. We would cut tree cookie necklaces for our students to wear during programs and I began experimenting with cutting the wood very thin and making earrings out of cedar, ponderosa pine and black oak. They began as a fun creative project and perfect gifts for friends and family.

After living in California among giant trees I moved to the Colorado Rocky Mountains where the forests are quite different. Here most trees are smaller and the mountains carry a history of fire supression, beetle infestations, and debates about how to manage the forest. On our hikes and adventures I often collected Lodgepole pine branches affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle to utilize this beautiful wood in a creative and sustainable way. I began selling earrings in local shops and Etsy and refined my craft with lightweight earrings and high quality sterling silver sourced from local jewelers.

I now call where the mountains meet the plains in Colorado my home and wherever I travel am fortunate to be able to explore and learn about forest ecosystems and continue to create earrings from found fallen branches. These earrings have been worn by many strong women; including one who wore them hiking the entire Continental Divide Trail to a winter wedding party in the forests of Minnesota.

I hope they can also find a place in your story and these small pieces of the forest art spread appreciation, respect and inspiration to explore these beautiful wild places.

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  • Carrie Frickman

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    Hi, I'm Carrie! Welcome to my shop and please feel free to contact me with any questions. Happy forest exploring and thanks for all of the support.

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