|Project by HarmonyHeartwood||posted 09-29-2014 01:38 PM||920 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
These are some hand held mirrors, I made the first one as a gift for my sister (A woman that has everything), It is carved from a single piece of curly maple, which was a real chore to carve. I tell people I was inspired by a tomato lol. It has a form fit box flocked in suede. I dyed the head red, the leaves green and the handle black, which I had to be really careful and dye sequentially. The leaves are positioned according to the golden ratio. Finished in spray lacquer.
The second was made as a valentines day gift, it is hand carved from a single piece of cherry, dyed red, then washed in ebony stain and finished in hand wiped poly.
The third was a gift to a friend made from cherry and walnut, this was the first one where I made the handle separately then added it to the head, I drilled into each and cut the head off of a fine thread screw and screwed and glued them together, this took a bit of patience just to make sure the handle would be strait, but this is the method I am going to stick with. There are three diamond shaped cherry inlays. the finish on this one is many coats of shellac, then waxed, then buffed on a buffing wheel.
The last one was made from redheart and zebrawood, and the box is made from walnut, finished in spray lacquer.
I enjoy making these and have more in the works for the holiday craft shows. with different shaped mirrors and more extravagant designs.
-- God made wood good www.harmonyheartwood.com