After a morning trip to lovely Lummi Island to attend the memorial service for my old friend Jack Bowman, I returned to the workshop somehow with the spirit of the coming holiday. Must be time to make gifts from the natural wonders of our world.
I have collected hundreds of these colorful berries of the Madrona Tree, dried them in the oven and now am drilling holes in each one preparing to make them into necklaces.
Here is the result, Necklaces of Madrona seeds separated by tiny glass beads. A fun project and a fun gift for many friends for Christmas.
Here you see the tiny glass beads that separate but accent each seed. Also the thin needle used to carry the thread through the beads and each berry.
And the final result is a happy wife.
Made a little progress in the ukulele world also. Here are the two successful bends of the East Indian Rosewood, now out of the molds.
All the major parts of these tenors are completed now as the butt blocks just got glued on this afternoon. Next will be assembly time, attaching the sides to the soundboards.
When the glue is dried under the butt blocks it will be time to get out the assembly jig.