40 days 40 necklaces – day 35, “learning curve”

Day 35, learning curve. Upcycled wood, sterling silver, stainless steel, thread. © Blandine Hallé 2015
Day 35, learning curve. Upcycled wood, sterling silver, stainless steel, thread. © Blandine Hallé 2015

Big day today, taught myself how to use a small lathe. This is my first attempt at making wood beads. Origin of wood unknown, but I suspect somewhere South-East Asia, considering the colour and softness – not a hardwood like a Western Australian one. Probably not from a sustainably managed forest… Previous life: my garden rake handle, broken a few months ago. No, no, can’t throw that away… might be useful one day…. the day has come!

Grosse journée aujourd’hui, je me suis appris comment utiliser un petit tour à bois. Ma première tentative à faire des perles en bois. Origine du bois inconnue, mais je suspecte Asie du Sud-Est en considérant la couleur et la densité – pas un bois dur comme en Australie Occidentale. Probablement pas une forêt gérée de façon durable… Vie précédente : le manche de mon râteau de jardin, cassé il y a quelques mois. Non, non, on ne peut pas jeter cela… ça peut servir un jour…. Le jour est venu !

 

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