Cameo Pendant

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Project by dee2 posted 01-31-2013 04:01 PM 1644 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I would take this opportunity to do a tribute to my Mother. The pendant measures 1 3/4” x 2 1/2×1/4”. Woods are Rosewood, Kingwood, Bloodwood, Canary and Basswood. I designed the pendant then traced a picture of my mother for the profile. My original drawing was 4” high. I then reduced it on the copy machine. I used the filigree design since that was her favorite jewelry. The dress design was one that I remember she made for herself. I used canary for her hair so it was reflective since her hair was platinum blonde. It is finished in satin spray.
She was an elegant, classy lady who believed her most important job was raising her three children. She taught us that you can do anything you want if you just put your mind to it and are willing to work. A successful businesswoman, beautician, seamstress and accomplished pianist. She lost a courageous battle with breast cancer at only 55 years old. It’s been over 35 years now, but her teachings live on. I believe she sees all the projects I’ve done. I do know her response would be a hearty chuckle and her comment would have been…... “all this talent from my little 4th grade daughter who once told her art teacher that she was worried she might not pass the class”!

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 04:24 PM

WOW Dee! That is a beautiful Cameo Pendant in tribute to your mother! I’m sure your mom is smiling right about now! The detail is so nice! It looks great on you too!
Thank you for sharing your story.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 08:51 PM

Great tribute to your mother, and very nicely done on your version of a Cameo pendant! Nice story to go with it as your write up makes your work all the more special.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-31-2013 10:29 PM

Very nice Dee, cancer is offal, I lost my brother-in-law to cancer at his age of only 44 that was back in 02 so I know how this terrible Disease can affect your family, sorry for your loss.

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 12:39 AM

That is beautiful,,,,,Your Mom sounds like an amazing women. So many great Moms and Dads out there it nice to see this tribute… She is smiling apon you all.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-01-2013 10:14 AM

Very nice!! great job!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 02-01-2013 11:51 AM

Wow! That is really beautiful! What a wonderful project!

Sheila :)

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

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#7 posted 02-01-2013 04:27 PM

A super nice tribute to your Mom. Very nicely done. Good luck in the contest.

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

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#8 posted 02-01-2013 04:36 PM

Stunning pendant! Really looks elegant, amazing wood combination on that beautiful design. A great tribute to a great mother.


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#9 posted 02-02-2013 02:13 AM

Thanks to all of you for the great comments.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 06:58 PM


I LOVE it!

You did a WONDERFUL job on it!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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