I was asked what types of beads I will be making. This was my response.
I plan on making all different types of wood beads and components, but I also have tons of polished agates and stones for pendants also (resale). I will also have many different types of wood pieces in raw form for people to work with. I am still experimenting with thicknesses to cut and different types of wood. I have been cutting wood for many years and have saved logs with very unique character just for that purpose. For example, I have a willow log with bright red spalt streaks in it and it is beautiful…..just trying to figure out the best way to cut it. Those unique types would be fantastic for resin projects when it has a natural deformity, like a imperfection, void, or branch cavity. I will also have large hole beads for macramé projects made from birch branches (treated to keep the bark), as well as small twig beads with the bark on and holes (one hole, two hole, round and square beads) drilled. Beads made from driftwood or weathered branches. Hand burned (pyrography) wood beads. I get so many ideas it is hard to keep track of them all.
In addition to that, I will be making some very interesting display stands and organization cabinets for both home, craft booths, and retail use. Right now I am making jigs to build jewelry boxes out of live-edge wood slabs. So far, so good!
Like I said, it will be a long time until I get everything photographed and put up on the website. I also own Rustic Woodworking, which keeps me pretty busy as well.
I'll keep you posted!
Sandy is a long time artist and loves working with natural, rustic style medium.