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Rosewood Earrings: Series NO. 1

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Project by Josh Goulart posted 07-19-2011 11:20 PM 1672 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Series NO.1 Made from Brazilian Rosewood.

Hardware is Sterling Silver which prevents tarnish and is 100% allergy free .

Each is made from reclaimed wood from the furniture industry in North Carolina. Each is hand carved and sanded to a high polish. Each is finished with at least 5 coats of organic Beeswax

-- see my story @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com/





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Josh Goulart

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#1 posted 07-19-2011 11:48 PM

Feel free to ask questions or give sage advice I’m always trying to learn more and improve.

-- see my story @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 07-20-2011 01:04 AM

Lovely wood grain. They match very well. Where do you get your hardware from if I may ask? Do you work for a furniture company? I worked for Pennsylvania House for 25 years, and worked in some plants in N.C. for Pennsylvania House. I have been in Sumter, Hooker, American Martinsville, Lea, American Drew, John Smith Chairs. Any of those companies ring a bell? How many companies survived the overseas sell out, we didn’t. Sad to see and feel.

Thanks for sharing!

-Mike

-- 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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#3 posted 07-20-2011 02:05 AM

thanks for the comment!,

the sterling silver pieces are from Micheals at the moment, I eventually want to find a better source but it works for now and they are good quality. No I dont work for a furniture company, i would love to though, its an industry that interests me greatly. I studied sculpture at Guilford College in Greensboro NC (09 Grad). I fell in love with the area and its rich history.The Furniture industry in particular was interesting to find out about and explore. I agree the decline and sellout was very sad, a lot of great talented people lost their livelihoods. As a recent Grad shoved out into the world, it is a discouraging thing to think about. But its very interesting to hear you are from that amazing pedigree of craftsman!

But lessons can be learned from misfortune I believe, and sometimes opportunities arise from the strangest places. While working at an artist collaborative in Greensboro (Elsewhere Living art Museum) I was introduced to a family on the outskirts of town that lived on a farm. The family had been in the Furniture industry as far back as they could remember. I learned a thing or two from them and they allowed me to take a large amount of stockpiled wood from their giant scrap piles. I say scrap, but to anyone else, it was a goldmine of hardwood materials. I offered to pay them but they told me to make art with it and to pay it forward. Amazing people I need to get back in touch with again.

These pieces are made with the remaining wood I have left from them. Until the next trip back down south that is =]

-- see my story @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 02:30 AM

someone privately messaged me that my descriptions sounded too sales-pitchy. I did indeed import my description of the project from my etsy store so thats where it came from. I fixed my listings accordingly. But I wanted to know what people think about that. You are all so very helpful!

-- see my story @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 03:08 AM

Just a hint of a sales pitch yes, but, they are quick to note things like that. Keeps the real rift raft out. I have seen some real sales pitches on here from time to time. Looked over your bangles, amazing! I don’t believe that i could do them even with my lathe. And your doing them without a lathe! I feel humbled. Wait till your get a lathe. lots of fun.

-Mike

-- 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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Josh Goulart

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#6 posted 07-20-2011 03:25 AM

lol, you an I have similar humor Bentlyj, i think we can be friends =].

And thank you!

Mike, thanks a lot man, It means alot to hear people say that. Its hard to stay motivated and positive as an artist and all too easy to become discouraged.

-- see my story @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 07-20-2011 05:53 AM

Great wood choice!

-- Just A Girl

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#8 posted 07-21-2011 12:12 AM

Great use of the leaf. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#9 posted 07-27-2011 12:17 AM

I really like these. The grain on these pieces is just increadible! I like the simplicity of the earrings, it really lets the wood sing!

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#10 posted 08-08-2011 08:50 PM

Nice lookin earrings! I been wanting to make some myself. Nice color and patterns there

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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