A few new wood /metal bangles

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Project by BangleGuy posted 03-03-2013 04:44 AM 1702 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few new bangles that I have been finishing up. A Manzanita Burl bangle over copper, Red Mallee Burl over stainless steel and a Black Ash Burl. I have been having fun casting with Alumilite resins and using wood with great grain and a little defects is perfect. The Manz was cut off the edge of the burl, and then cast with blue-green mica powder in alumilite to fill the void space.

I have also been working on a video series and now have 8 parts uploaded to YouTube. You can see the whole series on the WildWood Design Channel. Download a free tutorial here

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 03-03-2013 04:49 AM

I long for the day that I can try my hand at making jewelry from wood. It’s one of the many things I haven’t tried. I will save this to my favorites for future reference and to remind of the go-to-guy for questions and help.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#2 posted 03-03-2013 09:59 AM

As always, your craftsmanship is a level above the rest. Beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 02:19 PM

That’s a fine looking piece of work. I’ve tried making one on my lathe before, turned out alright (pun intended!), but I think I picked up a few tips from your tutorial. Thanks for the post, and the tutorials!

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 08:55 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship on all of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 09:42 PM

Very beautiful.

-- Darren... Learn, practice, teach, and leave a lasting impact.

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 11:35 PM

That is really nice. That fascinating how they came out.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#8 posted 03-04-2013 12:08 AM

Beautiful!! Work.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#9 posted 03-04-2013 03:07 AM

I have bought and made five Bangles from Eric, the first was a challenge but my wife loved it and made me buy and make Christmas presents for her girls in the office, quality products as you can see

-- Frank

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#10 posted 03-04-2013 05:04 AM

Really inspiring; now I want to learn how you do this.

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 05:38 AM

You’ve done the wood justice with your design and technique! I love using Manzanita for my cane handles, as the wood has such a tight, fine grain it’s like cutting butter and the burl is always unique.

-- "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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#12 posted 03-05-2013 12:33 PM

Thanks everyone! Yes, mother nature does the artwork and I simply reveal the inner beauty. Wood is an amazing medium to work with and I love every minute of my shop time :)


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