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Making Wooden Jewelry

Does anyone have patterns for making wooden jewelry?

Wildernesswoman from Cariboo-chilcotin, BC

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June 30, 20080 found this helpful

I too am interested so if anyone has anything on this please post. thanks:)

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January 4, 20090 found this helpful

My Dad used to whittle on twigs of cedar with a pocket knife, smooth them with sand paper, and make them any shape he felt like. Most of them were rounded, tear drop shapes. He drilled small holes with a hand drill to attach the loops. That would let it hang from a chain for a necklace or bracelet.

Then he finished them with clear very shiny spray lacquer. The redish wood looked interesting, and people liked them.

I think any kind of wood would work, and if you are patient enough, you could even drill holes through a bit of wood and carve it into a bead. I gave wood sticks to my art students, and they had a great time carving designs on them with ordinary 3" long screws. I'm imagining beads with funny faces on them or simple straight line decorations.

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Small tree branches fall down in my yard pretty regularly, so there's a lifetime supply of free material just laying on the ground.

Wood could also be painted with acrylic paint.

If you want something easier, buy pre-cut shapes from the craft store, decorate with beads, buttons, glitter, etc and glue on pin backs also from the craft store.

I love it that some other people out there want to do this!


Londa

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January 5, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks for the great ideas:)

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