Monday, October 28, 2013

More Tangled Jewelry

I found these great wooden bangles perfect for tangling.

It was a little weird to draw on a small round surface. I told the little perfectionist in me to go take a nap, that we had it covered, the project didn't require her input, and wiggly lines would be tons of fun. The Micron (I used .01) glides really nicely on the smooth surface. I used a regular pencil for shading, but then played with a furniture touch up marker I found in the hardware store. I used that on the smaller one, and on the larger one I played with water color pencil for a more subtle shade.

I'm not sure what to use to finish them. Because they are bracelets, I wanted to use something natural and non allergenic. I did get advice from a friend who is knowledgeable about these things, but the product she recommended, I would have to get online, and haven't gotten that far. I did, however, wonder about coconut oil. I rubbed some on, and it really looked nice. (photo taken before the coconut) I don't figure that will really seal it, but it sure looked great and smelled great too!

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear! Thanks for visiting.



13 comments:

  1. these are beautiful, carole! and apparently they smell really yummy, too :)

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  2. Wonderful job! Once you start Tangling it is hard to stop :)

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  3. Beautiful pieces of wearable art! For sealing them, how about bees wax. It's all natural and gentle on sensitive skin, and while it's not permanent, is easily accessible for re-touch every so often.

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  4. Renaissance wax! It's available online, but some bead shops (like mine!) also carry it. I used it sometimes as a metal sealant, but it should work on wood, too! Where'd you find blank wood bangles? Nice job!

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    1. Is the Renaissance wax a natural wax? I found the bangles on Fire Mountain:)

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  5. I found a recipe online that mixed beeswax with coconut oil. I applied it this morning and it really brightened the wood!

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  6. http://food52.com/provisions/products/169-bee-s-oil-wood-preserver?utm_source=FOOD52+Subscribers+List&utm_campaign=31e45ef90a-Collection_Launch_Chill_Off_Prov_Edit_10_29_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_191568346e-31e45ef90a-19798169

    Bee's Wax!

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  7. They're lovely. And you've already found my suggestion for polish. Now that you've discovered beeswax and coconut oil, consider making a large batch of it. Use it to condition all your kitchen wood... cutting boards, wooden spoons, everything. 1 part beeswax to 4 parts coconut oil. Let it solidify. Slather it on the wood and let it soak in for a few hours. Then buff it with a soft cloth to remove excess. Your wood will be much more resilient and very easy to keep clean. And it will be beautiful.

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  8. These look great, i have some cousins who love their jewellery, the perfect christmas present for them.

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  9. Now you are talking. Most of my work is with wood, carving and woodburning, and this type of tangle has given me great ideas. Thanks. Here is another idea is large wooden beads tangled and then made into necklaces or such.

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