Saturday, January 8, 2011

Handmade Jewelry

Unknown Hardwood, Finished with Wax
Here is our first try at handmade jewelry.  The wood is about 1/2" in diameter.  We carved the cross using a CNC machine, hand finished and waxed it, hand drilled the sterling silver circle at the top, added the link for the necklace, and put it on a bought sterling silver serpentine chain.

Bloodwood, finished with varnish
Here is version 2, with the same design, but done in Bloodwood and varnished instead of waxed.  The varnish makes it more water resistant (you can shower with it) and shinier.

Based on a perusal of etsy, I'm guessing that this is about a $15 item, including the shipping and chain.  Does that seem reasonable to you?  Which version do you like better?


  1. I like the red one better. Cool..cnc machine. How handy is it to have one of those?

  2. Very nice. Varnished instead of waxed for me too. What's the cnc machine look like?

  3. Hey not bad for your first try. They look cool! I like the red one too.