Now that all the presents have been delivered, Santa can take this opportunity to share with the rest of the world all of the toys that came out of the workshop.
This year jewelry seemed to be the order of the day. I had started out several months ago turning large spheres and I gradually moved smaller and smaller. At some point I started making beads and then Bryan asked me if I had ever used magnetic beads. That’s when Christmas really started to come together.
I also started making smaller versions of the
Christmas lights from a few years back. These smaller versions would become necklaces and earrings.
Kim’s mom doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I found
a really nifty plan for a small Victorian end table that seemed to really appeal to the needs of a fellow bookworm.
I had a great time making things and it was all very well received. Take a look and let me know what you think.
My lovely wife with a necklace of bloodwood and magnetic beads.
A Victorian Side Table for my Mother In Law. It turned out really well and I may make one or two for myself.
A wooden necklace with magnetic beads (yes all the beads are hand turned)
The long leaf pine magnetic necklace on Diane.
My sister’s bracelet (and all her other jewelry)
Christmas light earrings out of Bloodwood and Holly
A secret box for my nephew
The secret is that you have to press down in the right spot to open it.
There are magnets in the lid and the box itself that hold it in place.
A bowl and some spheres I made for my Mom
Pacman and some ghosts which I think will become earrings for Kim
Some tiny spaceships… now they just need something to land on…
A planet made out of Cherry Burl with a tiny spaceship to land on it.
A necklace of long leaf pine for Kim
Kim with her lightbulb earrings and adorable reading glasses.
A close up of the lightbulb earrings
A bracelet of spalted oak for Kim