Conceived and created by a Brooklyn, NY-based industrial designer Vanessa Chew, the ROOTS Wooden Jewelry is a unique collection of jewelry items made of off-cuts from previous designs which, otherwise, were destined to go down the sewers. Available at Etsy, the unique wooden jewelry is extremely safe and eco friendly.
Her wooden jewelry was selected by BMW i as a Good Goods Partner during the BMW i Born Electric Tour New York 2012. The jewelry collection includes pendant necklaces, pendants and earrings. Starting at around $30 and going as high as $192, the jewelry pieces are made using non-toxic adhesive, natural oil finish, wool felt, gold-filled chain, findings, surgical steel and repurposed wood. Just to ensure that the natural beauty of wood, each piece is hand-sanded and oiled.