|Project by Takara||posted 09-27-2012 04:40 AM||1795 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
My father has done some amazing marquetry and I, being the loving and devoted daughter that I am, ALLOWED him to teach me.
We took a field trip to Rocklers for a demonstration and I was able to create this marquetry rose in approximately 3 hours while customers came to watch and ask questions to the more experienced marquetry craftsmen. I’m pleased to say that I impressed a lot of people when they found out it was the first time I’d ever done marquetry before. I’m glad I was able to demonstrate how easy it is to learn!
I decided to use the rose as a hand mirror for a couple reasons: I don’t HAVE a hand mirror and I would like one and also because my 3 year old daughter really likes “Beauty and the Beast” and I thought she would enjoy a mirror with a rose on it.
Thanks for letting me share this as my first project! I learned a lot by making this mirror and I’m so excited to share it.
-- Danielle - www.takarawoodentreasures.com