My goal with this was to impress a girl.. we've all been there so dont you judge me. haha. i joke. please forgive my bad humor ill bestow throughout this ible..
I estimate with buying some tools and supplies this cost me less than 50 bucks. mostly i just wanted to make the girl happy and for her to have something to show off.
Step 1: Step 1
Round wooden blanks
Glue cool things your lady-friend likes.
i chose a litte swallow and a leaf also a small brass plate for some reason i didnt photograph..
Stain, a brush to apply. i think i used cloth though..
little teeny brass nails i cut down in length
some green wire i thought would be a great accent.
mostly hand tools were what i used. ive since upgraded to some heavier things but..
small wood clamps
a wood carving set
small file set
most importantly your hands.
I began by gluing and clamping the 2 blanks of wood together to achieve the thickness i wanted.
then i set along the long task if chiseling and filing away the edges and the inside to form my basic shape.
Step 2: Step 2
i traced the leaf shape out and decided since she liked feathers, that id carve on into it as well.
i then decided to put the swallow into its own ring and line it in wire.
Slowly i carved out the areas i wanted, making sure long the way things were lining up.
i knew she had fairly small wrists and carved the inside a but more until i thought it woud fit. since after all it was a surprise.
Once i was content with the inner dimension i started again on the inlay details.
i picked some green wire to swirl arout the inside rim and then cut down some brass nails to hold the leaf and plate into place.
As i said there is a small brass plate i wanted to etch something sweet into. little names, date we met that sort of deal.
At this point in the pictures most of this was done and i had stained it already as well.
then i glued everything into place and presto!
Lastly i put it into a cute little box for safe keeping and when the time was right i presented my item of courtship.
she was pretty happy with my newfound jewelry making abilities and so was I.
thanks for reading and i hope you enjoyed this and found some inspiration.