Items needed for this project:
Proxxon Jig Saw STS 12/E
Proxxon Belt Sander BS/E
1 or more scrap pieces of gourds
Wood burner tool or carver if you have them
Embossing fluid and powder
metal leaf glue and metal leaf
alcohol inks (orange and red)
I started by cutting out several pieces for a necklace from gourd pieces:
After cutting out a few pieces, I chose one that I wanted to use as the focal point of my necklace. To start with after the cutting out was finished, I used my new belt sander to smooth out both the side and the bottom of my piece.
Once all that was done I added some wire and beads to the front, applied Kamar Varnish to the piece both front and back, drilled a whole for the cord and put it through the piece with a bead on either side. Turned out pretty good right?
This is a great project and these Proxxon tiny tools (micromot) are just life savers in getting the job done. Make a visit over to www.proxxon.com/us and then come back here and let me know what tool you think you'd like to play with!