JEWELRY
I enjoy the challenge of creating a likeness of a favorite pet or other animal. 2.5" - 3"
Feathers are
fun to do.  This
feather is from
an article in  
Wood
magazine.
My insects are a challenge for my students, and for me.  The Dragonfly
is particularly popular with both students and customers.  the
Swallowtail Bufferfly was featured in the premier issue #1 of Carving
Magazine, the Dragonfly in issue #9.
This was the first Celtic
Knot pattern that I
developed from
reference material on
Celtic Art.  It is made of
Cherry wood and is most
commonly used as a
pendant on a fine leather
thong. This design, in
walnut ws featured in
Carving Magazine issue
#5.
Experimenting with
Celtic patterns led to
this design which is
carved out of one
piece of 3/8" thick
Cherry wood.
Insects carved in hardwoods.  The first two
are in Walnut and Figured Maple, the last
one is in cherry. Blanks available.
This is the cat that
was featured in
the article
'Carving Pet
Portraits', in the
fall 2004 issue #3
of Carving
Magazine.
This is one of my favorite
Celtic designs. I call it the
Woman's Power
Pendant, or the Celtic
Triad. It is a pleasing
design.
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Here are a few of the different hard woods I've used to make hummingbird pins.
lacewood
ambrosia
maple
koa
amboina
burl
box
elder
The gift boxes on this page are links to free plans and instructions that you may download, print
out, and use. They are the handouts for my classes and are not very detailed, but you should be able
to make the item with these instructions. GoodLuck!
cherry
By far the most popular class and
item for sale I've made almost 100
of these hummingbird pins in both
hard wood and painted versions.
They are a fun project. Carving
Magazine article in issue #13
Blanks are available for all the items on this page. Prices are $3 for most of them in basswood, to $25 for Celtic Knots in
ebony. Contact me for prices on what you want. Remember that shipping can be expensive for one item.
I sell the blanks for making these beautiful hardwood hummingbird jewelry pieces for prices ranging from $4.50
for simple woods like cherry and walnut, to $25 for exotics like Amboina burl, and ebony. Contact me for details.
A better than
average two
page PDF file
for making
feathers.
Enjoy!
This litle
schnauzer has
long been a
favorite of the
pet portraits.
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A 6-page illustrated brochure in
either hard copy or download is
available for purchase on the
Items for Sale page.