|Project by MrsN||posted 1068 days ago||1434 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
I haven’t posted any pieces in a while, but I have been busy. I find that I really enjoy making jewelry, the pieces are small so I can afford to use exotic woods and try ideas that sometimes fail. I also like that I can pick up where I left off fairly easily, I have a lot going on in life and I don’t always have the time to devote to making saw dust. Most of these pieces were cut on my scroll saw and sanded with various sanding devices. The finish on most of these is paste wax, although a few may have BLO. Since much of my material comes from scraps and cut-off bins, I am not entirely sure of the types of woods in some of these, but I will do my best. If you think I am wrong, let me know.
1. This is Maple and Walnut with Cork in between. The cork was recycled from a bulletin board destined for the garbage dumpster at school, I was originally going to use the bulletin board, but then decided I wanted to try this. The cork works fairly well, it bends great into the wave and is fairly stable so I don’t think it will snap in two. I have been wearing a similar piece for a while and haven’t had any problems. I really like the look of the cork.
2. This piece is Narra, I believe. It was originally a design I made when I was messing around with geometric shapes and Frank Lloyd Wright window inspirations. But it looks more like a tree in the winter to me now.
3. This is Oak with Padauk and Something. It was inspired by one of the boxes here on LJ’s, I think it was an
“Andy Box” with the idea of erosion cutting away at the top layers showing the lower layers.
4. This is Something with a Purpleheart “Octopus”. My son really likes the squiggly shape.
5. This is Bloodwood. The design is the same as the grate on my neighbors front screen door.
6. This is Something and Wenge. This is what happens when I cut things and the scrap pieces land on other scrap pieces and I like the color combinations. The Something wood is just slightly pink and it looks great with the Wenge.
Thanks for looking. Any questions, comments or other stuff is welcome.
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