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:
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 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,