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.