The title of this piece is a tongue in cheek reference to the final letter of the alphabet. Delicate arcs of grey sycamore wood criss crossing your wrist with grey Swarovski crystal pearls suspended in between…sure to make a statement! In 2019, Griffith’s Zed Cuff was featured in the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ annual Jewelry and Metals Survey. Beaded cuffs are securely constructed with steel pins through the beads.
Griffith builds these cuffs in 5 sizes; please see his brief video for easy sizing guidance HERE. Please anticipate about 3 weeks for delivery as this piece is custom made to fit your wrist.
Please expect slight variations in the wood grain pattern and color. This sycamore tree was cut in someone’s front yard in southeast Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Griffith Evans creates jewelry from New Mexico trees decimated by drought. Climate change, in the form of rising temperatures and reduced snowpack, has provided the materials for his artistic practice. By repurposing dying trees, he celebrate their beauty while calling attention to their plight. After studying the furniture making techniques of bent lamination and steam bending, Griffith was able to scale down the processes for jewelry making. His work is inspired by early African jewelry and curvilinear wood furniture.