Spruce Pine, NC


Henry Wischusen grew up on the rocky coast of New England surrounded by a great woodworking tradition. As a boy I made all kinds of objects in wood, from tiny sculptures to boats. After 35 years in the corporate world, I have returned to my passion of woodcraft, but with a new sustainable perspective. Working with delicate wood veneers, I present all the beauty of the wood while maintaining reverence for the forest.


Forestique bracelets are made with wood veneers 1/40th of an inch thin. Veneers allow us to present the beauty of real wood and use trees wisely. Our bracelets are sun cured so we avoid carbon-producing heaters and lights. It takes longer, but the UV rays of the sun bring more durability to the tung of oil finish.