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    After a frustrating weekend trying to get some other projects started I decided to finish a couple. I was feeling pretty discouraged about my work and whining to Carole Rothman earlier and she said "All you need is one project to go right and you'll feel good about your work again." Well she was right!! I am pretty happy with these two!!

    This is a special beaded tray. The top small beads in the middle row (both sides) are from my grandma's earrings. The small turquoise beads on the outside rows are from Kent's sister, Phyllis's necklace. She passed away about 4 years ago from cancer.
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    The jar is a little wonky on one side, but that's ok I can live with it.
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    The wood kind of changes color when turned. I like this white color better. Kent likes the swirled colors better.
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    Thanks for looking!!
    Last edited by Cutting Cathy; 05-28-2012, 08:56 PM.
    Cathy in NE

    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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    Excellent work Cathy. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    WD
    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne

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    • #3
      they look great Cathy...good luck...
      when is your fair?

      Trout
      Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
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      • #4
        Beautiful work, Cathy. The lacewood? tray is awesome, as is the jar. I can't see any wonk, wonky, or any other flaw. Good luck at the fair!
        Mtnman Jim

        taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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        • #5
          Absolutely beautiful work, Cathy. That beaded tray will be an heirloom. Good luck with the fair.

          Jan

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          • #6
            Good job. You have the knack for sure.
            Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



            StephenD


            The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
            Desert Woodcrafters
            Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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            • #7
              Very nice! What wood is the bottom jar?
              Rolf
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              • #8
                Way to go girl.........sweeeeet stuff, glad you found your scrolling legs again. Sometimes just a little encouragement will do the trick. Good luck at the fair, thanks for the pictures....love project pictures.
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  Cathy, setting here they both look great!!
                  Hawaiilad
                  Larry

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                  • #10
                    Both projects are wonderful! I'm most intrigued by the beaded tray -- I'd never have thought of something like that but it's really beautiful and a very clever idea! Great work!

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                    • #11
                      Great Jar. I like the way the jar has the swirling on one side the the white on the other. I thought it was actually 2 jars until I read what you wrote.

                      I can't wait until I can get back into my shop. Dr. says "maybe" another month!

                      Charles
                      Charles

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                      • #12
                        Glad to see you did not give in. You did a nice job on all of them.
                        "Still Montana Mike"

                        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                        • #13
                          Thanks so much for the kind words!! It helps to get me going again!!

                          Rolf the ginger jar is the same in both pictures. The wood is aspen. It just kind of changes colors. I paid close attention to the wood grain when I made it, but it still turned out like this. It's from Carole Rothman's book Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw.

                          Patte, the beaded tray is a pattern by David Griffin. I should have given him credit when I posted!! There is an article and pattern for another style in the Spring 2010 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworks and Crafts magazine.

                          Thanks again!!
                          Cathy in NE

                          "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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                          • #14
                            Great job on both. I have beads from 3 different necklaces that were my mother in law's and my daughter used to play dress up when she went over there. My MIl passed away 27 years ago and I now know what to do with those beads! I will also be making one for myself.
                            Betty

                            "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                            • #15
                              Oh Betty I'm so glad this idea will work for you!! I've actually made several of them. I made 1 for my mom with some of the beads from grandma's earrings. I also made one for my MIL and niece from Phyllis's beads. I knew I would never wear the earrings or necklace so I figured this was a good way to put them to use! This one is for me!! Please post pictures after you make them!!!
                              Cathy in NE

                              "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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