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Bubinga and Spalted Maple Earrings

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Project by Devin posted 05-14-2012 03:15 AM 1400 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some simple earrings I made for my wife.
I like the idea of playing with different designs and even attaching stones or adding in some gold or silver, however, the work is so small and finicky that I may not explore this path of woodworking any further.

That being said, she seems to like them, and I got her some “real” jewelry as well so the gift was a success ;).

I used spalted maple and bubinga because last year I made her a jewelry cabinet from those two woods. The cabinet was only finished a month ago (yes, 11 months late), so this year I had to move a little quicker on the gift :).

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 03:53 AM

Good idea for those little pieces we can never seem to throw away

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 01:46 AM

nice kind of finish you use ?

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 03:28 AM

Hi Devin: Nice Earrings!! I know what you mean about playing around with small finicky things like that … it takes incredible patience! ... and of course your wife was worth it, eh?!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 03:39 AM

Great earrings

-- Norman

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 06:48 AM

Thanks everyone.
Elaine, I can’t imagine the patience you must practice while doing your Intarsia work, so intricate and detailed…and yes, she is of course worth it :).

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 01:19 AM

Thats nice I bet she loves them, you have more patience than I do, too small for my temperament, I have to save all my patience for my daughter :)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 01:25 AM

@Joe, I used danish oil and then a couple coats of poly…if I do this again, I’m going to use something higher gloss, being jewelry it should be shiny I think.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 07:54 PM

Where do you get your hardware?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#9 posted 05-21-2012 08:29 PM

Hey Dan, I found it all at Michael’s (Arts and Crafts store), they had a couple aisles with various hooks, studs and assorted attachments.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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