Creating Featherwood jewelry begins with laminating a broad palette of natural and dyed veneer into stacks of 300 or so layers. With few exceptions I dye all colors myself from raw poplar veneer that's slowly dried and pressed flat. The lamination is cut into blocks, then curves and smaller shapes. These are made into jewelry by precise cutting on band saws, shaping and refining on a high-speed drum sander and finally applying several coats of a durable finish. The technique I use ensures that no two pieces are ever identical, they're impossible to exactly reproduce. The multilayered earrings go through 50+ separate steps to make and I usually do them in batches, often having at least two styles in production at different stages to keep it interesting. I personally design and execute all craftwork from start to final finishing.