Saturday, 16 July 2011

Bangles


My sister saw some carved wooden bangles in a small arty shop the other week and really liked them, but unfortunately they were quite expensive, so she asked me if i could make something similar for her. So I spent a couple of hours this afternoon playing around with some bits of wood and here's what I came up with


Birch


Apple


Robinia

Emma wearing the birch one

Quite fun to make, I love sanding something down to a really smooth finish and then seeing the transformation when you apply the oil and the grain comes alive. I also enjoy experimenting with different species, guess I'm quite fortunate in that respect.