Wednesday Woodworking – Pendant

Last weekend was our marquetry club’s quarterly workshop and this time we set about making some wooden jewelry.  We made this pendant out of small pieces of veneer.  Here is mine:

Parquetry set in a pendant bezel and sealed with polyester resin.

Parquetry set in a pendant bezel and sealed with polyester resin.

The pendant is about an inch in diameter.  The pattern is small bits of veneer.  Here’s a picture of the bits.  I included the pencil tip so you’d get an idea how small this is:

The bits of wood are about an eighth of an inch.

The bits of wood are about an eighth of an inch.

The clear coat on the top is a UV cured polyester resin.  It’s amazing stuff.  First you put the liquid over the wood and then take it out in to the full sun for three minutes.  Then it’s fully cured and hard.  Then it’s a matter of a little sanding and polishing.  Mine needs a bit more polishing to get it really glossy.

Now I just need a silver chain and Heather has a new pendent to wear.  It was a fun project, but I am not sure if I’ll make any more.  Not sure how many folks out there would wear this kind of thing.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

 

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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44 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Pendant

  1. Hi Andrew. That so good I could not do that. Thank you for liking my poem “Witnessed! Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  2. Andrew, I don’t know why you’re surprised that so many people like your work. We are a very fine, sophisticated bunch who knows quality when we see it! That piece of jewelry is beautiful!

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  3. Elizabeth Helmich says:

    Gorgeous – I am so impressed!

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  4. pommepal says:

    I think you are onto a winner there Andrew, but it looks very fiddly to put together. You have done a great job

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  5. Beth says:

    Andrew,
    I would buy several in a heartbeat. I bought a dremel thinking I would do something in the form of pendants. But I love your patterns! If you decide to sell some, please do post!!
    Beth

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  6. artseafartsea says:

    It is an unusual and lovely piece and I would certainly love to wear it.

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  7. jfwknifton says:

    It’s lovely. I’m sure people would be only too happy to wear a pendant like this.

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  8. Carrie Rubin says:

    It’s gorgeous. I think handmade jewelry is much more interesting than the store-bought kind (though, of course, much of that is handmade, but you know what I mean). Do you have to wear magnifying glasses to work on such small pieces?

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    • I think this one turned out nice. This project didn’t require magnifiers, but on some other projects I do use magnifiers. If I did this one again, I’d like use my magnifier light.

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  9. delphini510 says:

    I would wear it, it is beautiful. My son made me one of same colour woods
    In woodworking class in Grammar School. It is a treasure.

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  10. I would! It’s beautiful.

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  11. It looks like a quilt design. I bet more people than you think would love to wear a pendant like this. Nice job, by the way.

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  12. PiedType says:

    This is beautiful! I certainly would wear it, a lot. Reminds me of a maple leaf, or part of a quilt pattern. I’m jealous of Heather having a hubby who can makes such things. I’ve no doubt you could sell items like this on Etsy.

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  13. Annika Perry says:

    I would wear it!

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  14. I’m with David and several others–I can’t see why this wouldn’t be popular. Set up an Etsy shop and try it out!

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  15. BunKaryudo says:

    That came out very well! 🙂

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  16. I can see a lot of meticulous work in this pendant, from cutting the pieces to putting them in place. It takes good eyes and nimble fingers.
    Well done,
    Ω

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  17. ….now THIS, is landing on a gold mine–I can see these selling like crazy. Beautiful.

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  18. Chris White says:

    Hi Andrew. You are such a skilled craftsman. Do you use any optical aids when undertaking such intricate work ?

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  19. Nurse Kelly says:

    Beautiful, Andrew! Reminds me of a heart pendant my maternal grandfather made for me when I was a child. He worked as a wood pattern maker. It looks similar to yours in varying shades. He also made me a gorgeous jewelry box using different colors of wood and added my initials on the front. I treasure them both!

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  20. davidprosser says:

    I would expect something hand made and wooden would be very popular Andrew. You’ve made a beautiful job of it.
    Hugs

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