Craft Trends: Wood and Metal

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This art book was created at a Metal Craft Discovery Workshop by Linda and Opie O’Brien.

This art book was created at a Metal Craft Discovery Workshop by Linda and Opie O’Brien.

Various interior design experts say more homeowners want to include wood and metal in their home décor. I found that insight interesting since we just invested beautiful wood flooring in several rooms of our home. The wood flooring makes the rooms warm and inviting. You can add wood to your home by using wood bowls, wood frames for your wall art, or placing twigs in floral arrangements.

Wood bowls are excellent for showing off collections.

Wood bowls are excellent for showing off collections.

Wood and metal is also emerging as a focal interest in jewelry. Artists are combining the two materials with both high shine and matte finishes. Wood beads are making a comeback both in natural tones and painted. Metal has always been popular in jewelry making with silver and gold the top choices, but look for pewter and bronze to make a statement in pendants and beads.

There are so many ways to manipulate metal from sculpture to soldiering to cutting to texturing. This piece combines several techniques.

There are so many ways to manipulate metal from sculpture to soldiering to cutting to texturing. This piece combines several techniques.

Wood and metal can be powerful when used separately and even more powerful when intermingled. Give it a try!

For more craft trends, including dichroic, mandala and pins, check our our Trends category.

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Comments

  1. Edd says

    If you like wood, and traditional woodland crafts, your love the new DVD available on Amazon with Dick Strawbridge.
    You can journey back into the past and rediscover one of England’s most fascinating ancient traditions; making finely-crafted bowls and spoons from recently-harvested, ‘green’ wood.
    These timeless skills featuring today’s dedicated craftsmen and women using beautifully simple but effective tools, in idyllic woodland locations.

  2. Wood Flooring Scottsdale says

    Hardwood floors are durable, and if there is any benefit to be gained from installing these floors then it is from their durability. Compared to carpets, hardwood floors can last for several years without being refinished. This means with hardwood floors you stand to save lots of money, you would have wasted changing carpets from time to time.

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