These earrings certainly come with a great story. Dean Robertson hand sets, hand cuts, and hand crafts his stunning earrings using the dangerous process fractal wood burning. Fractal wood burning is a process of painting an electrically conductive solution on wood and then sending high voltage electricity through it using a transformer and two probes. When the electricity is applied, it burns the wood from one probe to the other. The figures that are created are called Lichtenberg figures or fractal burns. These burns create a lightning-like image on the wood. Talk about a hot pair of earrings that are sure to get attention! I promise people will ask where you got them!
These eye-catching earrings are handmade in Washington by Dean Robertson of Forest Life Creations.
Dean says that all of his unique jewelry is inspired by the voices within the wood. Deep in the old growth forest of South East Alaska, Dean learned to see the small things in nature and turn them into lasting, wearable works of art. He uses mostly reclaimed wood in his process and has made and sold over 40,000 earrings since reclaiming his own life from drugs, homelessness, and isolation.
As he once told a sad woman whose tree had died and was being cut down, “I can give your tree new life!” And this is a motto he lives by.