Made a purple heart goblet with the shot glass base.  I forgot how difficult working with purple heart can be.  The picture I had in my head of what it was going to look like isn’t at all what I ended up with.  I had to sort of let the wood guide me around until it took the shape it had chosen for itself.  I guess it did well, because I sold it before I could even post about it, but I did take pictures.



I think I will be taking a break from purple heart for a little while.  It is beautiful, but not the most cooperative wood.


I wanted to make a mug, something with a handle, but I didn’t want to have to glue or anchor anything to the wood to do it.  Challenge.  I finally settled on a leather handle that ties into the grooves.  I am very happy with the result, and better still, the friend I made it for is very happy with it too.



It took me four days messing around with the braid to get it right.

Another Box

Made another piece for mom to work with.  I like to think one of the early “practice” pieces will find a home on my desk. (Hint, hint, mom)  This one I added a recessed band around the middle of the box.  I don’t know how difficult it is going to be to quill inside the band as well as on the lid, but I cant wait to see what mom does with it!  Did I mention how bad-ass my mom is?  http://www.whimsiquills.com/servlet/StoreFront