Friday, 9 March 2012

Yew Wooden Ring by Inspired To Make

Yew has long been prized for its beauty and rarity, it's also durable, making it ideal for jewellery. This unique Yew ring has been turned from a tree that was estimated to be 800 years old (that hopefully fell of it's own accord!). The range of colours in the grain is fantastic from very dark brown, through orangey-gold and red brown to a deep pinky-mauve. After turning, the wood has been sanded silky smooth and then soaked in mineral oil to nourish the wood. It is finished with natural carnauba wax and buffed to a beautiful sheen.