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Handcrafted Wooden Jewelry, Spalted Oak Earrings

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Project by woodjewelry posted 10-03-2010 08:56 PM 7900 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pair of earrings was handcrafted from spalted Oak. The wood was found on the ground in a local forrest The grain pattern of this wood gives them a really unique look. The main difficulty in this project was finding a piece of the wood that had really good spalting but wasn’t too punky(almost all the log).

The beads are amber coloured glass.

The earrings are finished with 3 coats of hand applied tung oil and a fourth coat of bee’s wax. The Wire was hand formed and epoxied in to the wooden drops.

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com





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#1 posted 10-03-2010 09:36 PM

Very cool earrings! I love the wire loops at the top, they really make the piece stand out.

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 10:15 PM

I don´t go with earrings lol
but they look great from here

Dennis

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 11:01 PM

Wow these are super cool great job.

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#4 posted 10-04-2010 12:28 AM

These are so beautiful.

-- Karen and Bill

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 04:34 AM

They are very nice, You got them to match really well too, great job. I have to make some kind of jewelry for the wood lathe club I’m in so I might keep something like this in mind.

-- RStadler

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#6 posted 10-04-2010 05:45 AM

Just beautiful.
I love how you made the wire loops it really adds a little extra to make them go from nice to great.
Thanks for showing us, Might just have to go and look in the shed to see what I have got now!

-- Theresa, https://www.facebook.com/derrymore/

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 05:06 AM

Unique earrings. I like them a lot

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 10-07-2010 02:47 AM

Wonderful, almost makes me want to wear them…...

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#9 posted 10-07-2010 02:56 AM

Nice! is all the metal at the top sterling silver?

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 11-15-2010 10:59 AM

Atom Jack, no just silver plate.

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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#11 posted 04-27-2011 08:45 PM

I looked at the photos before reading the description and thought the design looked Latvian. I remember my grandma having jewelry with a similar style. I guess I almost got it right…

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

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#12 posted 05-16-2011 06:12 AM

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#13 posted 05-16-2011 01:52 PM

Thank for all your kind comments:-)

I have just posted a little description of how I go about making my wooden jewelery here: http://www.woodworkers-online.com/2011/05/how-to-make-wooden-jewelry.html

-- Mark, Lithuania, http://www.woodworkers-online.com

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#14 posted 01-10-2014 12:36 AM

Sorry I missed these beauties the first time around !
They look awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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