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  • My first real inlaid piece--thanks Jim and Jim!

    I'm pretty pleased with how this came out. It's the lid of a box, and still needs several coats of lacquer, but I thought I'd post it to get the "inlay movement" momentum going. You might recognize what it is, but I'm not telling--yet. It's part of a new series I'm working on that may or may not fly with the folks at FCP.

    I used Jim Collins' refrigerator magnet article to figure out how to do it, and was pretty successful hiding the entry holes. It certainly does open up a whole new world of options, and I'm grateful for the helpful new tutorials and diagrams that are now living comfortably on my desktop. Will finish up the rest of the box once the weather clears and I can take the car out of the garage.
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  • #2
    To quote Wood Dog.......Sweeeeeet to the max...!!!!
    Nicely done Carole...!!!
    Now you've got me wondering what you're up to...
    Jim

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    • #3
      Hi Carole - nicely done, and you have me wondering to! That 'all seeing eye' reminds me of henna tattoos on the hands of Indian gurus but I'm sure that you have a more cunning explanation lined up.

      PS - don't tell that other Jim but I have an inklin' to give this inlay another go soon. Just waiting for inspiration to kick in with an idea.
      Jim in Mexico

      Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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      • #4
        Nicely done. Eye of the Tulips? LOL
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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        • #5
          My guess is that it has something to do with hand-eye coordination...
          .............sorry........I couldn't stop my hands from typing....
          .....again, I'm sorry........
          Jim

          The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
          No task is too tedious for Art.
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          • #6
            Jim,
            eye'm watching you.......
            Jim

            The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
            No task is too tedious for Art.
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            • #7
              OMG, here we go again . . . . .

              Promise I'll tell if nobody guesses. That is, if I still have power after tomorrow.
              Carole

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              • #8
                Very intriguing Carole, looks like someone getting ready to put in their glass eye.....?????
                Wouldn't mind seeing "Irene" loose her eye right about now.
                Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                • #9
                  WD,
                  Instead of whatching what the the storm does..Try seeing what people are doing.....
                  Maybe it will make you feel better......


                  Oooh, Carole....I think I know...
                  Is it a ring box..??...
                  ...Good thought if I'm wrong though......
                  Last edited by JimSawyer; 08-28-2011, 01:03 AM.
                  Jim

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                  No task is too tedious for Art.
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                  • #10
                    I'm thinking it is more along the line of a Tulip . Do like the 3rd eye idea .

                    Roger

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                    • #11
                      Ok Carole - I've been racking my brain the past 24 hours and as you know that I like playing with words I m going to stab at a punny guess and say that this box belongs to a palm reader!!!!
                      Jim in Mexico

                      Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                      - Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        Nicely done Carole. I'm guessing it's a box to hold Tarot cards? Or maybe to remind those who the box does not belong they're being watched .
                        Don

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                        At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
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                        A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
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                        • #13
                          Well, I finally got my power back this afternoon, so I could check in and tease a little more. . Actually, a lot of you picked up the spiritual aspect of the work. It's part of a project that I'm trying out that reflects the cultural aspect of Judaism, not just the holidays.

                          I completed the box, and will post pictures of it tomorrow, along with its alternate version, in the Box section of the forum. Can't decide if it's more inlay or box--sort of floats between the two. If you Google "hamsa" you'll come up with a lot of interesting information, such as what I've pasted below.

                          Judaic Hamsa
                          In Judaism, The Hamsa is also known as "YAD HA'CHAMESH" (The hand of five) or "The hand of Miriam" after the sister of Moses and Aaron. It is also connected to five books of the Torah.

                          Hamsa for protection
                          The Hamsa is used to ward of the evil eye and can be found on the entrances of homes, in cars, on charm bracelets and chains and more. It is also common to place other symbols in the middle of the Hamsa that are believed to help against the evil eye such as fish, eyes and the Star of David.
                          Carole

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