Asymmetric Recycled Rimu Wood Bangle

Asymmetric Recycled Rimu Wood Bangle


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from the Heart of the Rimu to the Heart of You

Gorgeous hand-crafted bentwood bracelets made from scrap veneer in Native New Zealand Rimu wood.  The Rimu wood is typically a warm honey yellow colour but can include a deep reddish brown from the heart of the tree.

Each bracelet measures between 5-7mm wide.  Standard bracelet sizes are available.  Custom sizes are also possible – please inquire directly at for more information.

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    Waste not, want not. Back in 2011 my home town was torn apart by a massive earthquake (and more than 12,000 aftershocks over the next 3 years). As a result, over 5000 residential homes have been demolished and entire suburbs relocated.

    This stunning asymmetric bracelet is made from native New Zealand Rimu timber recovered from some of these poor homes. These are created from skirting boards and each one has its own story to tell. You can expect to find nail holes, maybe some putty, a few bumps and lumps. No two bracelets can ever be the same.

    The Maori people of New Zealand believe that we have a direct link to all things in our environment – so much so that our ancestors may be seen in the trees, the ocean and the mountains every single day. Taking this beautiful belief forward, I believe that each one of these bracelets carry an essence of the families who lived in the houses they came from – the Christmas mornings, the new babies, the sadness of losing loved ones – life itself.  They are each a special and magical piece of a city and a people that are forever changed.

    Rimu, or red pine, is a gorgeous honey coloured Native timber from the temperate sub-alpine forests of New Zealand. It is prized for its strength, beauty and versatility and long considered one of the finest timbers in New Zealand. It is a towering tree, reaching over 50 metres at maturity, and a member of a family of ancient podocarps – with a lineage going back millions of years.

    These bangles are strong, durable pieces of art to adorn your arm or that of your loved one.  They make ideal environmentally sustainable gifts, and wood is also the material of a 5th Wedding Anniversary.  Each time you wear a Tiki Kiwi product you are reminded that every action you take, no matter how small, has an impact on the health of Planet Earth – and you are a mindful, thoughtful consumer adding value.

    **SIZING**   Standard bracelet sizes
    XS – 2.125 inch  or 54 mm
    S   – 2.250 inch  or 57 mm
    M  – 2.375 inch  or 61 mm
    L   – 2.500 inch  or 64 mm
    XL – 2.625 inch  or 67 mm

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    Additional information

    Bracelet Size

    XS – (2.125 inch or 54 mm), S – (2.250 inch or 57 mm), M – (2.375 inch or 61 mm), L – (2.500 inch or 64 mm), XL – (2.625 inch or 67 mm)

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