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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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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
$41.89 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
$34.79 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
$27.69 USD
Oyster earrings - long oval dangle earrings made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearls on gold plated french hooks
Oyster earrings - long oval dangle earrings made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearls on gold plated french hooks
BoldB
$41.89 USD
Nautilus statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and fresh water pearl
Nautilus statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and fresh water pearl
BoldB
$63.20 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
$24.85 USD
Pecten necklace - Ark shaped statement pendant made from black sand, gold pigments and a freshwater pearl on black cord
Pecten necklace - Ark shaped statement pendant made from black sand, gold pigments and a freshwater pearl on black cord
BoldB
$56.10 USD
Lopha necklace - Circular pendant made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearl on gold plated chain
Lopha necklace - Circular pendant made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearl on gold plated chain
BoldB
$41.89 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
$34.79 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
$41.89 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
$46.15 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
$27.69 USD
Wiluna large tear drop pendant made from concrete and gold pigments
Wiluna large tear drop pendant made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$46.15 USD
Burra long rectangle dangle earrings made from concrete and gold pigments
Burra long rectangle dangle earrings made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$27.69 USD
Cockle necklace - Nautical pendant made from black sand, gold pigment and freshwater pearl on black cord
Cockle necklace - Nautical pendant made from black sand, gold pigment and freshwater pearl on black cord
BoldB
$39.05 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
$56.10 USD
Arca necklace - long leaf shaped statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearl on gold chain
Arca necklace - long leaf shaped statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearl on gold chain
BoldB
$49.00 USD
Anomia large teardrop statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearl on gold chain
Anomia large teardrop statement necklace made from black sand, gold pigments and freshwater pearl on gold chain
BoldB
$63.20 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
$27.69 USD
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
$24.85 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
$34.79 USD
Yowah circular statement pendant / necklace made from concrete and gold pigments
Yowah circular statement pendant / necklace made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$46.15 USD
Chasm Brooch - Unique brooch handmade from beach sand and blue resin
Chasm Brooch - Unique brooch handmade from beach sand and blue resin
BoldB
$20.59 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
$31.95 USD
Luina chunky hoop earrings
Luina chunky hoop earrings
BoldB
$31.95 USD
Bingara contemporary ark pendant / necklace made from concrete and gold pigments
Bingara contemporary ark pendant / necklace made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$34.79 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
$41.89 USD
Bight Earrings - Dainty dangle beach earrings handmade from sand and blue resin
Bight Earrings - Dainty dangle beach earrings handmade from sand and blue resin
BoldB
$20.59 USD
Leonora chunky statement dangle earrings made from concrete and gold pigments
Leonora chunky statement dangle earrings made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$34.79 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
$39.05 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
$31.95 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
$41.89 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
$27.69 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
$27.69 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
$34.79 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
$41.89 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
$49.00 USD
Anakie tapered statement ring made from concrete and gold pigments
Anakie tapered statement ring made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$31.95 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
$34.79 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
$20.59 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
$20.59 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
$27.69 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
$27.69 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
$20.59 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
$31.95 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
$27.69 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
$31.95 USD
Mintabie chunky statement bangle made from concrete and gold pigments
Mintabie chunky statement bangle made from concrete and gold pigments
BoldB
$46.15 USD
The Archipelago - Chunky statement necklace handmade from beach sand
The Archipelago - Chunky statement necklace handmade from beach sand
BoldB
$49.00 USD

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