I got the idea for how to make this happen from ChrysN
's Instructable titled Wood Pendant Necklace
This past Christmas I wanted to get my wife something that she would love... without spending a fortune. We had decided to make all of our son's Christmas gifts (some of which I have documented in my other Instructables), so I thought maybe I could make something for my wife as well.
So, armed with the info I got from ChrysN's instructable and my tools I set out to accomplish the impossible: make a heartfelt Christmas present, that had meaning, on my lunch hour at work, over the course of about a week.
Somehow it worked.
(I do want to apologize ahead of time for many blurry pictures. I discovered the macro feature about halfway through this project.)