Thursday, July 14, 2011

earrings for me


I snuck out to the barn last night after dinner to tinker a bit and shake off the stress of the day.  I was playing with a piece of spalted birch when it hit me that I'd love a pair of earrings made from it.  After a bit of shaping on the band saw and some rough sanding on the belt sander, I was able to cut myself two small discs of wood that I hand-sanded to smoothness.  A little tung oil, a little more sanding, then some sterling posts and there they were, earrings. 

A nice little treat just for me.


What have you been making for yourselves lately?


9 comments:

MamaAngel said...

Oh, they are so lovely!

alberto said...

Complimenti… sono molto belli :)

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Thank you, MamaAngel.

Grazie, alberto.

Terrie said...

Pretty pretty ! Love the texture. Your works are always impressive.

curlygirlpress said...

They are lovely! Having grown up practically inside a woodworking studio, dare I ask about the state of your hands? Cutting and sanding the tiny pieces can do a number.

k said...

These turned out so well, a great treat for yourself. I love the grain of that wood.

Margie Oomen said...

i have been making room for my lovely visitors.
When are you planning on heading north east?

Brittany at Home Ground said...

These are so simple and sweet. I love them! I bet you feel great wearing them, too.

Tara said...

These are lovely, lisa. I can't imagine making such small wooden discs. You must be a very patient person. I am almost finished knitting a sweater for myself -- in the middle of a heatwave. Oh well. I'm ready for autumn.

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