The weather has been really humid here and impossible to work with power tools in this heat.
Instead of waiting for a good day I bit the bullet and just paced myself until it was done.
After much practice and determination I now have something to show for it. 9 months ago
Since this was my first attempt at carving shell, it’s not so unexpected that it didn’t turn out.
The design I applied was for a thicker material I noticed upon closer examination.
After a few hours researching designs and accounting for the natural curvature of the material, a few options were narrowed down and I can’t wait to set up the power tools next. 9 months ago
Today I started a test sample of shell to see what works and what tools I need to do what design.
So far I’ve learned what buffs and polishes, removes husk and soon to try the power drill for effect. 10 months ago
It’s a project that has been a long time waiting but here it is.
I cleaned a coconut years ago to begin carving into and it’s taken me this long to gain access to a dremel. 10 months ago
Ugh, I hate how tedious this project has become.
I just want my earrings.
For years I have been concerned about other people’s feelings above my own because I felt it was a small sacrifice. Why the hell should I?
It’s a matter of putting time aside to treat myself to something I really want. And after 10 years, my wanting very specific wooden earrings has never changed.
All I have to do is pull the resources together, sit down and get it done.
dremel, with bits oil coconut shell, cleaned
- draft a pattern
- find a workspace 12 months ago