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.
Put together a tiger caspi baby rattle for some friends.
Got to help mom out of her creative slump. I wasn’t planning on another box, but one happened anyways.
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