Barisa — wooden

Sometimes... in the Studio....

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...Necessity seems to be the mother of 'making do' There I was,  literally stuck with glue on my hands this afternoon, trying to do too many things at once, and the stands for holding elements while the glue set just too far away to grab immediately...so it was a case of using what was nearest to hand, to prop up this wee wooden bird before it set in its place amongst the roses. Needless to say this is not how it will end up... once set it will have a little glass globe over it and then will morph into a pendant. Should...

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Pendant adventure in wood and aluminium... part 2

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While the second coat of colour was drying properly on the wooden rings I decided to make a pendant from the circle with the holes around the perimeter. I wanted to introduce an interesting metal element to the pendant so picked out a black and silver anodised aluminium with a swirling almost paisley pattern, and after scoring a circle a little bigger than the circumference of the center circle of the ring..I had the task of sawing it as accurately as possible with the jewelers saw. I next domed the metal gently until it could fit firmly into the ring.Putting the rounded circle of...

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Pendant adventure in wood and aluminium... part 1

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I came across these wooden rings in a bric a brac place (for that read totally disorganized junk yard) in Adelaide. There were seven of them on that old piece of green plastic coated wire. I have absolutely no idea what they were created for but thought they might be re-purposed into a variety of interesting pendants. They seem to be pretty old, the wood is very light and dry and each one looks like it is three sheets of wood laminated together..not plywood as the sheets are too thick. There are holes drilled through to the middle of each ring...

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