Stunning necklace made from 5 pieces of Ipe exotic hardwood, strung on a double wire with yellow glass beads. Ipe (pronounced “ee-pay”) is one of the hardest woods on the planet; tapping it sounds like metal. Ipe is also known as Brazilian walnut or lapacho, and these pieces of this truly beautiful exotic hardwood came from a reclaimed pallet.
These necklaces are handmade from offcuts from my larger pieces. Each one is unique: you will receive the one in the photographs.
Whenever possible in Lifetimber products I use second life timber that has had a previous life as something else, is reclaimed or salvaged or often was waste or offcuts from another project or woodworker. Most of the wood that I use is reclaimed or offcut hardwoods that are naturally slow growing. This timber is always beautiful and often has character that means it was hard for others to use. I always work with the natural beauty of the wood, highlighting, celebrating and enhancing the natural flaws, knots and patina.
The core philosophy of Lifetimber’s process is to minimise waste: I try to make use of every ounce of wood that comes into my workshop, even the sawdust! By considering a Lifetimber product, you will be helping rescue gorgeous wood from an ignominious end.
Obviously, wood is a natural product and Lifetimber celebrates that: if you are looking for conformity, repeatability and laser cut precision then you are probably looking at the wrong product…. but you have read this far! I therefore encourage you to consider a unique Lifetimber product for all the beauty and joy that it will bring.
If you like what you see and have read, but are after a bespoke commission or customised product, then please get in contact with your requirements and I will see what I can do!
Pete – firstname.lastname@example.org.