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Dear Floppy... What is Spectraply?


Mommy and Daddy love Spectraply. It's so colorful! There are all sorts of different color combinations (my favorites have orange in them. Reminds me of carrots.) But people always seem to wonder what this stuff is. So let me explain...

What is Spectraply and how is it made?

Spectraply is a manufactured product. In fact, it's one of the very few pre-made materials that Mommy and Daddy choose to work with, but they really think highly of it. The makers of this fine product dye thin layers of birch wood. Once the layers are dyed they are pressed together and joined with adhesive, similar to how plywood is made. This results in exquisite blocks of color.

What do Mommy and Daddy do with Spectraply that's so special?

They use Spectraply to craft rings, earrings, and ear plugs. They are the only artists right now making ear plugs with it. A few other artists are making solid wood rings out of it, and you can find them here too.

Where my humans take it a step further is with their Spectraply bentwood rings. Mommy and Daddy developed the skills to take these blocks and cut them down into sheets that are only 1/48 on an inch thick. They then use the resulting product to make a bentwood ring, just like our other bentwood rings. You can read about the bentwood process, but the bottom line is it makes for the strongest wooden rings possible. Spectraply is birch, and birch is a relatively soft wood. The bentwood process takes that soft wood and turns it into a strong ring suitable for daily wear.

Mommy and Daddy really enjoy working with Spectraply cuz it makes really cool looking stuff. It's great for jewelry. I gotta tell you though... not great to chew on. I'm not into the dyes and adhesives in my food. I'm more of a natural foods kind of bunny.

Curious what Spectraply items Art and Soule offers? Check them out here.

Floppy

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