Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lavender Fields ~ Fiber Wrapped Wooden Bangle Bracelet

lavender fiber wrapped wooden bangle bracelet
Let me take you down,
'Cause I'm going to Lavender Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.
Lavender Fields forever.

My grandmother used to sing The Beatles song "Strawberry Fields" with lavender replacing strawberry in the lyrics. I'm not sure why, maybe it was because she loved the scent of lavender but it turns out that her version stuck with me, and whenever I hear the song, I too now replace strawberry with lavender in the lyrics.

This lavender fiber wrapped wooden bangle bracelet was made in honor of my grandparents. The color, for my grandmother and her love of lavender and the wood for my grandfather and his passion for wood working.

This bracelet is made from a hand-turned wooden bangle that has been stained a deep walnut, then wrapped in silky nylon fiber for a splash of vibrant color.

I've made these fiber wrapped wooden bangle bracelets in a variety of colors as part of a "Fiber and Wood" series and many of them have matching necklaces as well, but it's the lavender ones, especially, that bring back wonderful family memories as they were created and it's a pleasure that I can share a piece of my family and my past with those that wear them.

The bracelet is 20cm in circumference on the interior.