While I have been collecting rocks all my life, I have just now decided to do something with them. I started by building myself a homemade flatlap which is a machine with a spinning metal disk that has different diamond grits attached to them. This allows me to grind, shape and polish the stones. So far I have been working with Unakite, Epidote and Jasper. Also, a friend gave me some Snowflake Obsidian that looks incredible. Here is some information on how I built my flatlap.
I start the jewelry making process by finding and collecting the rocks here in Virginia. From there I cut, grind and polish them before fitting them into Sterling silver settingsShop for Jewelry
I turn these pens on a lathe and then sand and polish them. I use premium pen hardware that is plated in 24k gold and is compatible with Cross® refills. The clip has a nice black stripe. I use many types of exotic woods from around the world. Take a look below for some examples of my pens.Shop for Pens
I turn these on the lathe one at a time, using exotic woods from around the world. They are then sanded and polished until they shine. These stoppers can be used for wine bottles or to decorate the tops of other bottles in your kitchen or bar. Each piece is unique and will vary slightly from one another. The photos below represent the general size and shape of each style of bottle stopper.
I offer two styles of chrome bottoms. The large stoppers feature the wide cone shape while the medium and small stoppers feature the premium chrome bottom that is long and slim. Both will fit most wine or similar style bottles.
The birdhouses I create are bird friendly and made for birds not people. There may be fancier looking birdhouse out there but that doesn't really matter to the birds. I use features like venting for the correct airflow and I never put a perch outside the opening. A perch only makes it easier for predators to get to the birds. I make my birdhouses to make the birds happy.Shop for Birdhouses