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Baumann’s budding company kicked off in October of last year. “It started out with just making stuff for my friends, and people kept asking about it so I decided to make it into a business,” she explains. “And it took off.”

Twig's earrings are thinly sliced wooden geometric shapes and simple fractals that feature varying colors and textures. Some have New Mexico-inspired names such as El Bosque, Angel Fire and Carrizozo. "The wood grain informs the shape of the piece," Baumann says. "It usually starts with me gathering all of my scraps. … I sort all the wood and then a lot of the time it's tonal stuff. I'll pick certain pieces and match them—every pair is unique."

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