Chevron Teardrop Necklace and Earrings

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Project by Jay Nolet posted 570 days ago 1332 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all.

This is my entry for the 2013 Lumberjocks winter awards. I came up with this necklace and earrings idea from a project which I had previously posted in My Projects. In that project, I ended up making 212 pairs of earrings for the family Christmas party this past year. I made several styles of earrings which the women all took turns picking a pair until all the earrings were gone. Everyone got about five pairs each. By the way, males were offered their pick, but there were no takers. Of all the different styles that I had made, the Chevron Teardrops were the first to go and everyone wanted more. I asked my wife Dodie (pictured) what she would like, this design is what she came up with. Dare I come up with anything else, I ask you?

I have walnut in the center butted with yellow heart (I think)veneer, butted to a darker walnut veneer, butted to cherry on top and on bottom. I then sliced 1/4 inch strips on the table saw. I cut the strips at a 45 degree angle and glued two together to get the chevron. I teardrop shaped them on the scroll saw, then made an adjustable jig to clamp to the belt sander so I could sand a chamfer around the edges then hand sanded the chamfer until I got my 1/8th radius around the edges. The jig saved me a lot of sanding. As small as these pieces are, I didn’t dare use the router.

I like this design as it has elegance and a touch of class without being overwhelming.

Thank you for the look and your support,


-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#1 posted 570 days ago

Awesome work Jay! great job!

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#2 posted 570 days ago

These are great! They remind me of itty bitty flip flops for some reason…

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#3 posted 570 days ago

Sounds like an assembly plant… lol Very nice. They all look gr8. Good luck in the contest.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 569 days ago

Wow, those are nothing short of awesome!

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#5 posted 569 days ago

Very nice !

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#6 posted 569 days ago

Excellent !!!

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#7 posted 569 days ago

they look great

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#8 posted 569 days ago

Very nice set of jewelry! I like the way the necklace looks around the neck…great presentation.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#9 posted 569 days ago

That necklace looks great…...................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 568 days ago

What’s more precious than happy wife.

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#11 posted 568 days ago

Thanks everyone for taking the time to respond to my post.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#12 posted 566 days ago

You did a wonderful job! I have a question tho. Where did you get the earring hardware? I make alot of pens and have the perfect amount of cut offs left over for earrings. Ive wanted to make them for a long time. Thank you for posting your inspiring projects for all to see.

-- Brian, bdatkinson

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#13 posted 566 days ago

Brian, First, thank you. Craft stores like JoAnns or Michaels (in western New York) have jewelry depts. that have good selections. That’s a nice looking pencil you posted. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#14 posted 562 days ago

Wonderful necklace & earrings!

Have been watching Bob Simmons make molding?! (kidding) Great job!


Thank you.

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#15 posted 562 days ago

Nicely graduated and assembled!

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