|Project by Jonathan||posted 11-09-2010 07:49 PM||1632 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a pendant I made for my wife. She will be participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in San Diego in a little over a week. She just reached her personal fundraising goal to help find a cure for breast cancer. I was going to give this to her right before she left next week, but I thought that reaching her own personal fundraising goal was a momentous occassion.
This is the first piece of wooden jewelry that I’ve made. A thank you to MrsN for her helpful tips during the process.
I traced the ribbon onto the stock, then cut part of it out with a fairly dull coping saw. I also used the drill press to remove some of the material. I ran it through the drum sander to thin the piece a bit. I used several different detail files to further shape the piece, then finally handsanded it through 320-grit. Next, I woodburned my initials and the year on the back. After that, it received several coats of spray-on dewaxed shellac, buffed between coats. The sterling silver bail was glued-on with super glue gel. I used one of the little black and silver paper clip clamps to hold it together while the glue cured (as seen in the 4th photo). Finally, I applied several coats of Renaissance Wax. The chain is 18”-long and is also sterling silver. Both the bail and the chain came from Rio Grande Jewelry: http://www.riogrande.com
Wood: Pink Lyptus
Finish: Spray-On Dewaxed Shellac, followed by Renaissance Wax
Hardware: Sterling Silver Bail, Sterling Silver Chain
Dimensions: Height: 1-11/32” (not including hardware) Top Ribbon Width: 9/16” Bottom Ribbon Width: 27/32” Thickness: 5/32” (not including hardware)
(I did not make the box in the last photo.)
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."