Salutations, fellow robots! This is a pair of "inlaid" earrings I made for my woman for our two-year anniversary. As these were made from spare wood I had lying around in the garage and I'm not good with identifying woods, I'm not completely sure what wood I used. I believe the darker outside wood is oak, and the lighter inside one may be either spruce or pine. If anyone can identify these and tell me what I used, I would be forever grateful.

These are the first earrings I've ever made, so I am quite happy with the results. There are also a bunch of failed attempts before these were completed, but I shan't waste your time with those. If anybody happens to be interested, I shall post them on my website, CreationsOfMyMind.com, hopefully sometime in the near future. Classes take too much time!

Step 1: Design

I took a bunch of time to decide what shape I wanted these to have. The picture shows some of the final shapes I was choosing from. Ultimately, I decided to make the teardrop shape purely for aesthetic reasons. Now let's get making!

<p>I made these today. The bottom one was my first try. Then I made two at once. They are acorn on the outside and bamboo on the inside. Once the pins arrive from ebay they are done.</p>
Those look great, awesome job!
I would say your oak and spruce/pine guesses are correct though with small pieces its hard to tell. With the end grain inlay no one can really identify if its spruce or pine so pick which one you think sounds better and call it that.
<p>Sounds good, thanks!</p>
Yw!! If u need anymore ideas, just ask!!
I've been making wood jewelry for some time now. I like this concept. I'm going to use it. Very clever and with no more tools than you used, that's amazing ! Keep up the good work.
<p>Thanks! I expect great things from you, then!</p>
Those turned out good. Nice job.
Thank you!
If you are running out of ideas, make some wooden beads. Use a burner to put patterns on em. Paint em or clear coat. I'm just learning to make paper beads. Wooden beads would be cool for necklaces &amp; bracelets. Or even the string beaded curtains.
<p>That's a cool idea! I remember seeing paper beads here; I'll have to check them out. Thanks!</p>
I got ideas out the wazzoo. Just being able to do the ideas or have the tools to do them is a different story. I'm just happy to pass on ideas &amp; see how others create &amp; interpret those ideas. ;-)
Ideas are the best part!
I like em!
Hey thanks!
gorgeous, you should make her a necklace and bracelet too :)
<p>haha I actually made her a necklace a while ago, and she has a bracelet from Disneyland. I'm just about out of ideas!</p>
<p>Very, very beautiful - and a great achievement with those basic tools!</p>
Thank you muchly!
<p>That's pretty</p>
<p>They are beautiful!</p>
Thank you!

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Bio: Greetings! I'm an engineering student at UC Irvine, and I like to use my hands to make things that I find interesting. Fun stuff!
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