Wood Turning

Brooch for Woman’s Coat

I wanted to make about a dozen small presents for older women friends I have in Latvia – so they had to be rather compact and light weight for shipping. The concept I came up with was a brooch that is turned out of black walnut, and having a recess in the center. I went to Michael’s craft store, and in the jewelry findings aisle there were several metallic disks that worked well with the walnut. I used several designs, one of which is shown here. After finishing the walnut, I epoxied the jewelry pieces into the center, and epoxied a pin closure onto the back of each.


Submitted by: Phil Lapin