- I made this from a small piece of hardwood scrap. I'm not exactly sure what kind of wood it is. I grabbed it from left over cutting board projects my son had made.
- I starting making the pendant without the intention of a tie shape, but when I finished shaping it I liked the look.
Step 1: Tools and Spplies
- Cordless Drill
- Scroll Saw
- CA Glue (super glue)
- Howard's Butcher Block Oil
- Coral Sea Shells
- Scotch Tape
Step 2: Measuring and Shaping
This was a small end grain piece of wood. I drew the basic shape using a square. Cutting the piece outside of the pencil lines so that I could sand it to it's final size
Step 3: Drilling the Holes Then Installing and Glueing the Shells.
- I used my cordless drill to make the two holes.
- I then used scotch tape to cover one side of the pendant holes.
- I found and used small pieces of the shells that were close to the size of the hole.
- Then I layered pieces of shell and glue until I filled the hole.
- I used a fine spray of water to help set the glue faster.
Step 4: Sanding
- I started with a 60 coarse grit to take off the excess CA glue.
- I then worked my way through finer grits and finished with a 500 grit.
- I put three coats of the Howard's Oil on.
- All that was left was to drill the hole for the necklace cord.
Step 5: Conclusion
- I'm happy with the outcome....but
- Next time I won't drill all the way through, clearly one side looked better then the other.
- And I would let the glue dry between layers of shells.
Thanks for looking.