Turning Wooden Jewelry
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Nationally recognized woodturner Judy Ditmer shares her techniques for making beautiful, fanciful jewelry on the wood lathe. Beginning with the turning of tiny bowls by hand from a variety of wood, she then cuts and sands them into various shapes, producing graceful compound curved edges and surfaces. They are finished and assembled with findings, wires, and beads of silver, glass, or stone. The result is beautiful, unique jewelry. Judy takes the turner step-by-step through the process of creating this wearable art form. Each step is illustrated with a color photograph and captioned in a concise and informative way. Novice and experienced turners alike will enjoy and profit from her insights and secrets. An extensive gallery of finished works, touches upon the infinite varieties of forms and combinations this jewelry can take.