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Cocobolo Maple Leaf Pin with Swarovski Crystal Accent

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-20-2010 10:47 PM 2082 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had been seeing some really pretty jewelry made with wood and I thought I would show some of what I made. This is a maple leaf pin that I cut on the scroll saw from Cocobolo and shaped with the Dremel. The wood itself is really beautiful and it is a nice way to try shaping using the Dremel. I drilled a depression and added a crystal stud to look like a water drop. It is a great way to use little scraps and waste wood (Is there EVER really waste wood?) I used a spray-on poly finish.

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"





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#1 posted 06-20-2010 11:28 PM

a beautiful pin for sure…i like the leaf design…the wood is gorgeous great job…did you have a good road trip…grizz

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 11:36 PM

Nice work Shelia
What kind of scroll work is this? LOL Very good looking pin.

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 12:02 AM

I love this piece! Fantastic work!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 12:03 AM

Thanks Grizzman and Jim. I really like doing them. I have a few more I will be posting.

Jim – you cut out the pieces with the scroll saw before you shape them. Kind of like a mini-intarsia. The leaf is one piece this time so the scrolling is pretty easy. The shaping takes a bit of time, but is fun and on this project very forgiving.

Thanks, too, MrsN!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 01:21 AM

Love it! The crystal is just the perfect accent. I love the wood you chose for it too – looks like the maple leaves I have on the little tree in my front yard.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 03:01 AM

More pictures? And how big is it and thick? Were you able to get a pin for the back side? Very nice work, the wood is sure nice.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#7 posted 06-21-2010 04:50 AM

awesome…way to represent a canadian :)

-- M.K.

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#8 posted 06-21-2010 08:18 AM

really a neat idea!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 07-02-2010 03:39 AM

How appropriate that the first time I saw this great pin was Canada Day! Thanks for posting it.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#10 posted 10-01-2010 01:36 PM

Very nice. I know that Cocobolo is very hard. Evidently, the dremel cut through it very well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 10-01-2010 01:40 PM

It really wasn’t bad and quite small. Leaves are quite forgiving and a great starter project to carve. I am now enrolled in the “shoe class” with Jordan and it will be my first real carving! I just purchased the proper bits and hopefully it will expand my ability to use and understand them and do more pieces. I like doing the small jewelry type items and it would be fun to do more of these with the scraps of beautiful hard wood that I have acquired.

So much to do! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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