Blonde & Burl Wood Company
jewelry that empowers self love & celebrates uniquity.
Blonde & Burl Wood Company creates one of a kind jewelry and accessories from burl wood and epoxy resin. All of my hand crafted jewelry has preserved live edge details making every piece completely unique. A range of styles are offered - from funky statement options to dainty, minimalist inspired items - there’s something for everyone to love.
One tiny piece at a time.
Our jewelry making process begins with live edge burl cut offs and bulk pour molds. Slowly pouring colorful epoxy resin without using heat to ensure proper curing without bubbles. After a 72 hour cure period, each bulk pour block is sliced into blanks. Individual jewlery pieces are raw cut on a bandsaw then carefully shaped and on an edge sander. Once shaped, everything is polished, cleaned, assembled and sold.
Watch & See How It’s Made
You're so unique.
No two pieces can ever truly be duplicated. The uniqueness of every live edge kink and resin swirl creates an exclusive design that cannot be reproduced. Earrings are thoughtfully paired to compliment each other. We celebrate the uniquity of our jewelry and the women who wear them. We hope you value your jewelry as a rare, wearable art experience.
All of our materials are responsibly sourced within the United States. Our unique burl wood is sourced from other woodworkers. We happily take scraps & cut offs that would otherwise end up in burn piles and transfrom them into wearable art. We reuse our own scraps whenever we can.
Cherry is sourced locally in North & South Carolina or surrounding East Coast states. Maple is sourced entirely from Silverton, Oregon. Our gold and silver materials used to create the jewelry are also sourced in California.
Offering modest luxury.
Our goal is to create timeless pieces that will last for years. Gold filled is a USA industry standard that legally requires 1/20th, or 5% pure gold by weight. It’s a strictly regulated process that results in a durable, quality real gold product.
These tarnish resistant metals create long lasting jewelry that is low maintenance and easy to wear. It's also made with sensitive skin in mind using hypoallergenic earring findings like surgical stainless steel, sterling silver or 14k gold fill.
Visit our product care page to learn how to best care for your Blonde & Burl Wood Co items.
Supporting Women when it matters.
Women are creative, powerful and compassionate and we want to see more women living life to their full potential. We believe women can do anything and we choose to support organizations that share those beliefs and core values.
We fully support a woman's right to make decions for herself at all times and under any circumstance. Blonde & Burl Wood Co has supported women's rights groups and abortion funds with monetary donations since 2020. Monthly donations are made to ARC Southeast, supporting abortion access across the south from South Carolina to Texas.
Making Headlines for CreativityShop Opal & Maple Brandy
Our best selling Opal Brandy earrings, and matching Half Moon necklace, were featured in the November 2022 issue of Southern Living’s regional makers article.
Photo Credit: Avonne Stallings, Avonne Photo Studios
The Zodiac CollectionWhat's your sign?
A customizable collection of astrological jewelry. Pick your sign from the 12 zodiacs, select your favorite live edge pendant from 6 colorful options and let us know your desired chain length.
Charms and chains are 14k gold fill and can be worn without worry of tarnishing.
The Blonde behind the BurlRead the Maker's Blog
Blonde & Burl Wood Co was born from the desire to do something different & truly stand out. The hands-on process of combining woodworking & resin skills, in addition to jewelry making, provided a tactile solution & treatment after suffering from anxiety for over a decade. Jess found her purpose in the making process. There was always a creative deep down inside just waiting to be unleashed.
Having lived many lives & traveled many different career paths, in 2019 she set out to become her own boss. Taking this business full time without a real backup plan in 2020 was a true leap of faith.
Jess is a Charlotte, NC native, proud Appalachian State University alumni, a loving dog mom of three rescue pups, & resides in Upstate South Carolina with her husband, Charlie, also a wood craftsman.