Bamboo Collection

Symbol of strength and resilience

Symbol of strength and resilience

Inspired by the natural surroundings of Carol & Michaels’ home based studio, Bamboo has always intrigued the two designers ...

“We love Bamboo not only for it’s visual beauty, but for the music it makes as culms are blown by a breeze in the forest, or when made into an instrument - flute, drum, gamelon… when you walk through the bamboo forest winds cause the culms to knock together - a natural wind chime! “

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Bamboo has been used as design inspiration for thousands of years. In Eastern cultures it represents qualities of strength, resilience, flexibility… this is why we feel it is particularly well suited as a design motif for wedding bands.

Our commitment to preserving and honoring the environment leads us to cherish Bamboo for it’s use as a renewable resource for use in hundreds of products ranging from structures to utensils, flooring, baskets, cooking, and on and on. . .

For this body of work, we combine the techniques of lost wax casting and hand fabrication. Carol meticulously hand cuts each of the delicately pierced bamboo designs of her Bamboo scroll pendants, earrings, and panels.
This distinctive and unique quality has come to be a trade mark of the couples work as the back plates of most set stone pendants and earrings are graced with the intricate, individually created motifs…. a secret for the wearer to have to themselves as a hallmark of a quality, one-of-a-kind original Schwarz Jewelry piece. (photos of front & back of Uvarovite pendant )

The pieces in this collection are comprised of solid sterling silver and 18kyg, many of them being a stunning and versatile combination of both metals. (bamboo scroll pendant)

This body of work is likely the most successful, sought after, distinctive, and collectable of Schwarz Jewelry motifs. Carol designed and created the first piece over 25 years ago. Making her mark in the Maui Art scene with this very identifiable grouping. Early collectors still follow her work today, as it has evolved over the many years since they first discovered pieces at Island art galleries.