|Project by Jay Nolet||posted 01-28-2013 11:28 PM||1567 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
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.