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Nov 12, 2014

by Britta Boeckmann

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Britta Boeckmann and I am 24 years old. I grew up in a tiny town called Garrel in northwest Germany. After finishing my industrial design studies in 2013, my partner and I moved to Australia. We live in Melbourne, where I create jewelry made from Australian wood and resin. My shop is called BoldB.

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I think many designers and artists get inspired from others’ work, and I love reading design magazines like Dwell, Wallpaper*, Dezeen or Architectural Digest. My biggest source of inspiration is the nature that surrounds me. Australia’s flora and fauna is unbelievably beautiful, and when I find a lovely piece of wood it gives me thousands of ideas as to what I could do with it.

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Because I enjoyed working in a large workshop during my studies, I decided to get a membership at Wangaratta Woodworkers Inc when I moved to Australia. Their workshop has great facilities, and the members are incredibly friendly and skilled. My fellow woodworkers gave me their off-cuts, and I quickly fell in love with these beautiful Australian timbers. I started combining the wood with resin to add a colorful element to my creations. After many experiments, I figured out a process to successfully combine the two materials.

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In February 2014, I started selling my creations on Etsy and instantly got good feedback, which encouraged me to continue. In April 2014, my partner and I moved from Wangaratta to Melbourne, and I invested in a small workshop space so that I could work full time to produce items for my Etsy shop. I still often visit the lovely Wangaratta Woodworkers and they continue to save interesting off-cuts for my creations. I also collect wood with my partner’s father, who is an environmental biologist; he is able to identify the various types of wood we find, and often how old they are.

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Etsy means a lot to me. This platform enabled me to found my own little business and to pursue what I love to do. Thanks to Etsy, I am able to sell my products all over the world and get great recognition for my work. In the future, I plan on continuing to work with Australian timbers and widen my product range. I hope to bring out a table lamp and wall clock collection in 2015. I also want to expand my jewelry range; I’m currently producing pendants, earrings, rings and brooches, but I also want to start making bangles, hair clips and cuff links.

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Photos by Natalie Jeffcott and BoldB.

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Seashore Earrings - Unique dangle tear drop earrings handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin
Seashore Earrings - Unique dangle tear drop earrings handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin
BoldB
$29.00 USD
Seashore Earrings - Unique dangle tear drop earrings handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
Seashore Earrings - Unique dangle tear drop earrings handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
BoldB
$29.00 USD
The Abyss - Beach necklace with round pendant handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on cord
The Abyss - Beach necklace with round pendant handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on cord
BoldB
$39.00 USD
The Waterway - Contemporary beach necklace with pendant handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on cord
The Waterway - Contemporary beach necklace with pendant handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on cord
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Shoal Earrings - Small stud earrings handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin
Shoal Earrings - Small stud earrings handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin
BoldB
$25.00 USD
Inlet Pendant - Delicate beach necklace handmade from sand and ultramarine blue resin on a fine chain
Inlet Pendant - Delicate beach necklace handmade from sand and ultramarine blue resin on a fine chain
BoldB
$29.00 USD
Bay Earrings - Leaf shaped dangle earrings handmade from beach sand and blue resin with freshwater pearls
Bay Earrings - Leaf shaped dangle earrings handmade from beach sand and blue resin with freshwater pearls
BoldB
$39.00 USD
Rockpool earrings - Large tear drop dangle earrings made from beach sand, aquamarine blue resin and freshwater pearls on french hooks
Rockpool earrings - Large tear drop dangle earrings made from beach sand, aquamarine blue resin and freshwater pearls on french hooks
BoldB
$45.00 USD
Bight Earrings - Dainty dangle beach earrings handmade from sand and ultramarine blue resin
Bight Earrings - Dainty dangle beach earrings handmade from sand and ultramarine blue resin
BoldB
$25.00 USD
The Islet - Bar pendant beach necklace handmade from sand and blue resin
The Islet - Bar pendant beach necklace handmade from sand and blue resin
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Rift Ring - Chunky statement ring handmade from beach sand and ultramatine blue resin
Rift Ring - Chunky statement ring handmade from beach sand and ultramatine blue resin
BoldB
$25.00 USD
Ensis necklace - long rectangle pendant made from black sand, gold pigment and freshwater pearl on black cord
Ensis necklace - long rectangle pendant made from black sand, gold pigment and freshwater pearl on black cord
BoldB
$49.00 USD
Inlet Pendant - Delicate beach necklace handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on a fine chain
Inlet Pendant - Delicate beach necklace handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on a fine chain
BoldB
$29.00 USD
Reef necklace- Modern ark shaped pendant handmade from beach sand, aquamarine blue resin and Amazonite gemstone featuring topographic layers
Reef necklace- Modern ark shaped pendant handmade from beach sand, aquamarine blue resin and Amazonite gemstone featuring topographic layers
BoldB
$49.00 USD
Rift Ring - Chunky statement ring handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
Rift Ring - Chunky statement ring handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
BoldB
$25.00 USD
Oban chunky concrete statement ring in size US 8, EU 57, UK Q
Oban chunky concrete statement ring in size US 8, EU 57, UK Q
BoldB
$39.00 USD
Longshore necklace - Modern wide sickle shaped necklace handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin on cable link  ball chain
Longshore necklace - Modern wide sickle shaped necklace handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin on cable link ball chain
BoldB
$39.00 USD
Mooralla minimalist long rectangular pendant / necklace made from concrete and gold pigments
Mooralla minimalist long rectangular pendant / necklace made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$39.00 USD
Wiluna large tear drop pendant made from concrete and gold pigments
Wiluna large tear drop pendant made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$49.00 USD
The Lagoon - Modern curved beach necklace handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on adjustable cord
The Lagoon - Modern curved beach necklace handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on adjustable cord
BoldB
$39.00 USD
Mintabie chunky statement bangle made from concrete and gold pigments
Mintabie chunky statement bangle made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$49.00 USD
Anakie tapered statement ring made from concrete and gold pigments
Anakie tapered statement ring made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Shoal Earrings - Small stud earrings handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
Shoal Earrings - Small stud earrings handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
BoldB
$25.00 USD
Chasm Pendant - Unique beach necklace handmade from sand and blue resin on fine chain
Chasm Pendant - Unique beach necklace handmade from sand and blue resin on fine chain
BoldB
$35.00 USD
The Peninsula - Unique island pendant necklace handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on chain
The Peninsula - Unique island pendant necklace handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on chain
BoldB
$55.00 USD
Cove Pendant - Dainty beach necklace handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on cord
Cove Pendant - Dainty beach necklace handmade from sand and aqua blue resin on cord
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Isthmus Pendant - Dainty beach necklace with round pendant handmade from sand and aquamarine blue resin on cord
Isthmus Pendant - Dainty beach necklace with round pendant handmade from sand and aquamarine blue resin on cord
BoldB
$29.00 USD
Inlet Earrings - Modern statement earrings handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin
Inlet Earrings - Modern statement earrings handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin
BoldB
$35.00 USD
The Estuary - Chunky resin bangle handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
The Estuary - Chunky resin bangle handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin
BoldB
$49.00 USD
The Estuary - Chunky resin bangle handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin
The Estuary - Chunky resin bangle handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin
BoldB
$49.00 USD
Lima earrings - Half moon dangle earrings made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearls on gold plated french hooks
Lima earrings - Half moon dangle earrings made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearls on gold plated french hooks
BoldB
$45.00 USD
Limpet ring - Chunky statement ring in size US 8 / UK Q / 18.2 mm diameter made from black sand, golf pigments and freshwater pearl
Limpet ring - Chunky statement ring in size US 8 / UK Q / 18.2 mm diameter made from black sand, golf pigments and freshwater pearl
BoldB
$39.00 USD
The Fjord - Long pendant necklace handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on a chain
The Fjord - Long pendant necklace handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on a chain
BoldB
$55.00 USD
The Meander - Surfer necklace handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin on adjustable cord
The Meander - Surfer necklace handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin on adjustable cord
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Ridge ear studs - Aquamarine blue tear drop shaped ear studs made from beach sand and resin featuring topographic layers
Ridge ear studs - Aquamarine blue tear drop shaped ear studs made from beach sand and resin featuring topographic layers
BoldB
$29.00 USD
The Atoll - Contemporary beach necklace with pendant handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on fine chain
The Atoll - Contemporary beach necklace with pendant handmade from beach sand and aqua blue resin on fine chain
BoldB
$45.00 USD
Tombolo necklace - Elegant teardrop shaped necklace made from beach sand, aquamarine blue resin and a freshwater pearl on a ball chain
Tombolo necklace - Elegant teardrop shaped necklace made from beach sand, aquamarine blue resin and a freshwater pearl on a ball chain
BoldB
$49.00 USD
Callista necklace - Large circular statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and fresh water pearl on black cord
Callista necklace - Large circular statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and fresh water pearl on black cord
BoldB
$59.00 USD
Isthmus Pendant - Dainty beach necklace with round pendant handmade from sand and blue resin on cord
Isthmus Pendant - Dainty beach necklace with round pendant handmade from sand and blue resin on cord
BoldB
$29.00 USD
The Lagoon - Modern curved beach necklace handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin on adjustable cord
The Lagoon - Modern curved beach necklace handmade from beach sand and ultramarine blue resin on adjustable cord
BoldB
$39.00 USD
Serenity Scarf - Colourful water lily and koi scarf made from sustainable TENCEL™ fabric made from eucalyptus fibres
Serenity Scarf - Colourful water lily and koi scarf made from sustainable TENCEL™ fabric made from eucalyptus fibres
BoldB
$70.00 USD
The Archipelago - Chunky statement necklace handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin
The Archipelago - Chunky statement necklace handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin
BoldB
$55.00 USD
Ridge ear studs - Ultramarine blue tear drop shaped ear studs made from beach sand and resin featuring topographic layers
Ridge ear studs - Ultramarine blue tear drop shaped ear studs made from beach sand and resin featuring topographic layers
BoldB
$29.00 USD
Splendour Scarf - Colourful coral scarf made from sustainable TENCEL™ fabric made from eucalyptus fibres
Splendour Scarf - Colourful coral scarf made from sustainable TENCEL™ fabric made from eucalyptus fibres
BoldB
$70.00 USD
Isthmus Earrings - Large statement earrings handmade from beach sand and ultramatine blue resin
Isthmus Earrings - Large statement earrings handmade from beach sand and ultramatine blue resin
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Jumble Scarf - Colourful  scarf with beach motif made from sustainable TENCEL™ fabric created from eucalyptus fibres
Jumble Scarf - Colourful scarf with beach motif made from sustainable TENCEL™ fabric created from eucalyptus fibres
BoldB
$70.00 USD
Inlet Earrings - Modern statement earrings handmade from beach sand and blue resin
Inlet Earrings - Modern statement earrings handmade from beach sand and blue resin
BoldB
$35.00 USD
Isthmus Earrings - Large statement earrings handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin
Isthmus Earrings - Large statement earrings handmade from beach sand and aquamarine blue resin
BoldB
$35.00 USD

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