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Project by MrsN posted 02-14-2010 01:12 AM 1961 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of the necklaces that I have made recently. Again, not much wood in these but they are fun to make.

1. Bocote
2. Cocobolo & Canarywood
3. Padauk
4. Nara with glass bead
5. Oak with beads
6. Rosewood

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 01:17 AM

These designs are wonderful a great job MrsN

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 02:15 AM

cool design´s
my daughter like them too


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#3 posted 02-14-2010 03:31 AM

Very nice. It’s wonderful that you can make such great pieces with such little wood. I especially like the first design.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 06:36 AM

Fantastic work. Love all your different designs. Great use of scraps!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 07:08 AM

well done and nice designs

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 08:33 AM

very nice and good way to use some of the smaller scrap pieces of wood in a shop…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 05-22-2010 03:20 PM

I love your work..!! Do you show at the Uptown Art Fair in the twin cities? I am making my first trip this summer. Next time I am in the Stillwater area I’ll try to touch base. My wife loves to come up there.


-- Bruce

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#8 posted 05-22-2010 04:00 PM

I am doing my first, much smaller art fair this year. I am planning on visiting the Uptown Art Fair to get an idea of what it is like, and maybe try for next year. Thanks for the compliment, let me know if you are ever in the area.
BTW – I love your shavings art, so cool.

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#9 posted 01-31-2011 08:55 PM

I just saw these on LJ’s the other day. Can I ask what you use to finish them? I’m making some pendants for my daughters for Valentines Day but am debating how I want to finish them. They are made from Purpleheart.



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#10 posted 01-31-2011 11:50 PM

A regular spray poly will work ok for finishing necklaces, and is the easiest. Other sprays like lacquer or shelac are also easy. Oil also looks good, but I don’t like needing to re-do the finish from time to time. Lately I have been using a paste wax that offers a bit of protection and just a slight shimmer and still lets the piece look and feel like wood. The wax can be buffed if you want to give more shine.
Depending on the piece you made, oils and waxes can be hard to apply, they can get stuck in cracks. sprays don’t tend to do that as much.

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