Friday, June 17, 2016

Jewelry Boxes - Koa Wood, Walnut and Mahogany

Jewelry Boxes - Hawaiian Koa Wood, Walnut and Mahogany.  I made these as an assignment in the CWU Wood Design class Spring 2016. 

 Construction Pictures:
This project started when I bought a board of acacia wood while in Hawaii.  It is a special species of acacia that only grows above 1,500 feet.  I had seen some boxes in the Gallery One and wanted to try to make one, or two.

lots of clamps.  maybe more like all the clamps.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Eburgchan - digital art!

My attempt to create a Chan for Ellensburg.

In Japan every town and business seems to have a 'chan' which is basically a mascot.  Chan means 'cute little'.  Here are examples:

 Ellensburg didn't have a mascot and it is a Rodeo town, so I decided to make one:  Eburgchan.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Scorpio Ring in 14k

This is similar to the silver scorpio rings I have made before, but without the enamel

I felt that the gold had enough presence without adding a color

Here are some pictures of the construction.  It was made from a necklace I bought at a thrift store. I spend a lot of time in thrift stores and garage sales, sometimes it pays off.

Well constructed necklace with a fancy clasp.  The construction was the give-away that it wasn't costume.  Gold jewelry is not constructed in a shoddy manner.  Plus it had a mark they missed on the catch.  I saved the catch.