Inspired by the land and sea of the Great White North (Canada, guys), Valerie creates cufflinks, earrings and even cake toppers from bamboo. She starts with sketchbook doodles of flora and fauna, perfects them in Illustrator and zaps the design onto bamboo with a laser cutter. The wood adds warmth and texture to her precisely cut designs; it’s also lightweight, eco-friendly and sustainable to boot. Although she’s safely indoors when working with wood, Valerie doesn’t forget any childhood warnings about forest fires, especially since laser cut wood smells just like a campfire.