Summer is really over now, although it doesn’t feel like it here on Catalina Island. Even today it’s in the mid seventies and there are only a few wispy clouds and a bright blue sky beyond.
My newest project is a collaborative effort. My Dad (a retired Carpenter/Contractor) is making the bases for my rustic recycled jewelry hangers from wood he’s saved and repurposed. The branches, which act as hooks to hang necklace or bracelets, are left over when I prune shrubs in the garden. I lightly sand the branches and base and seal them with non-toxic, water based, varnish.
This example has a hemp cord tie to hang it by and a hole in the back for a small nail. I don’t really like how it hangs so I’ll be keeping this one as a prototype. I think I’ve solved the problem of hanging it, so my next attempt will hopefully be featured in my Etsy Shop, Catalina Inspired. It’s fun working on a project with my Dad and especially using recycled materials.