A few brooches have popped up amongst the stones this week. I'm sending these off shortly but wanted to share a couple of photos before they went.
I also have a couple of vessel pieces completed that I'm happy with. Like little gardens to wear around the neck.
The wood from each of these necklaces came from these yard sale finds from this summer. I'm always on the lookout for pretty wood tchockes to take to the band saw.
I believe the jaguar to be acacia wood, like Mr. Giraffe was. It finishes so smoothly, I wish I could find more of it. Plus, it smells like black pepper when you cut it, and I like that. The black wood, on the other hand, has an unholy stench when cut. It's extremely heavy wood, even more so than osage orange and absolutely beautiful despite its fragrance. I'm wondering if it might be ebony.
Working with wood and wool together is really the best of both worlds for me. I love my time at the saw and sander as much as I do with the needle and fiber. Happiness is.
Wood and wool. It's a good combo. Coffee and sugar. Ebony and ivory. (you're singing it now, aren't you?)
What are some of your favorite combos?