Jarrod Napierkowski is a Grand Rapids woodworker specializing in handcrafted earrings. Taken from organic material, each piece is wholly unique and one-of-a-kind. When cutting into a piece of wood, Napierkowski is inspired by what he finds inside and allows the patterns to influence the design of the piece.
Similarly, the site CurlyHost constructed allowed Jarrod’s creations to speak for itself. His earrings quietly speak volumes about the environment that forged them and the site is a minimalist representation of that work.
“I think that creating wooden jewelry is an extension of this passion for creating that has always been with me.”
“I have always been someone who has worked with my hands to create something strange or new out of something else,” said Napierkowski. “You should have seen my room growing up—it was a hodgepodge of strange creations, paintings and inventions.