Color on Wood

The same cold water, fiber reactive dyes from Dharma Trading Co. that I have long used for dyeing textiles also dyes wood. Above you can see some 1/8 in. maple slices. I love the way the color accentuates the grain. At right are 1/8″ birch plywood samples. The...
Makeup!

Makeup!

I’ve been adding color to the little wooden faces I’ve been making. Now in three sizes, ( 3/4″, 1″, and 1 1/2″) these make up into sweet pendants, earrings, charms…and dolls! I think they will be great added to the little 3 and 5...
Many Hands Make Light Work

Many Hands Make Light Work

Or perhaps I mean: mini hands made of light (as in laser) work. I’m having so much fun with these mehndi hands made of birch wood using the laser cutter that I’m now doing them in 3 sizes, 3″, 2 1/4″, and a bit over an inch long.I can burn to...
Some Wooden Wonders

Some Wooden Wonders

I’ve been using the Rabbit Laser Cutter at TinkerMill for a few months now, and I’m getting better at putting together the designs and controlling the cutting and etching levels. I’m well under way with jewelry displays, box making, key chains, and...
Cutting Edge Design Fun

Cutting Edge Design Fun

In addition to the jewelry studio, I’ve been having a great time at TinkerMill in Longmont learning how to use new tools like the laser cutter. I’ve never had the tools available to me to work with wood before, so I’m having fun learning more about a...