UPDATE: This jewelry box was awarded a 2nd place Industry Award from Woodworker West magazine at the statewide Woodworking Competition at the OC Fair.
This custom made, large ring box is turned from a Manzanita burl (number 5 on the wood density scale). This is the only piece I make that … starts with a chain saw and ends with a high gloss.
The piece was first turned on a lathe. The natural voids have all been hollowed and then lined in pure silver. The voids were then filled with a resin colored to an off white/ pearlescent to achieve the cloud effect.
The entire piece was then hollowed by hand before finishing.
A custom made silver heart with 5 Garnets was then inset into the top.
I am only making about 6 of these. Once I use up the Manzanita Burl I have that's it! The one shown here is currently for sale,of if you are interested, ask to see the others that are almost completed.
by victoria b. Jun 26th 2012
great dog beds! they have no complaints!