Sweet Gum Turtle Earring
Carved sweet gum pod, reminiciscent of turtle shell, set as ear stud.
Sweet Gum Collection
The prickly brown fruit so many of us remember from our childhood backyards reveals incredible textures when altered. Carving away the exterior spikes reveals the honeycomb structure underneath, and sliced, it turns into a button of sophisticated organic lace. It's been amazing to unlock the hidden textures in this one with a jewelry saw.