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Ebony and Pink Ivory Necklace

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 01-31-2013 02:05 AM 1626 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just as some elegant jewelry is made out of precious gems this necklace is made out of what I consider the most precious woods, ebony and pink ivory. This is my first experience working with these woods. I discovered that working with ebony is pure joy. By sanding with grits up to 3200 I was able to obtain a mirror like finish on the ebony. My experience with the pink ivory was similar. This is the first piece of jewelry I have made and found the most difficult part of the project was mounting the ebony and pink ivory on the chain.

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 02:41 AM

Very nice. I like this a lot and you did a great job on it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 03:04 AM

Great piece of jewelry

-- Norman

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#3 posted 01-31-2013 03:25 AM

Beautiful necklace. I really like how you faceted the pieces.

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

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hjt

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#4 posted 01-31-2013 03:26 AM

Great idea. I can see these selling in a store or at a art show.

-- Harold

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#5 posted 01-31-2013 05:13 AM

That is some mighty fine work! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 01-31-2013 12:19 PM

Beautiful, Roger! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 01-31-2013 01:01 PM

Very nice Roger!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 01-31-2013 04:34 PM

This is a wonderful necklace, looks one-of-a- kind and more precious than gold.

—www.sawblade.com

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#9 posted 01-31-2013 07:11 PM

Excellent, Roger. As an Ebony fan I concur with your love of it’s finishing qualities. A beatiful piece.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Roger

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#10 posted 02-01-2013 04:31 PM

These are nicely done. Good luck in the contest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 02-01-2013 04:40 PM

Now this is a beautiful piece of jewelry and professionally done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 02-01-2013 06:24 PM

Ebony and ivory, live in perfect harmony…(The Beatles)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 02-05-2013 07:09 PM

It’s AMAZING how something so simple… can look so BEAUTIFUL!

Nice work!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 02-05-2013 10:31 PM

Nicely done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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