Our first meeting of the year took place on Thursday evening on the 09th January 2020, it was organised by Douglas Stewart and the theme was making wooden jewellery, Douglas had originally arranged for 5 turners to be working the lathes, however there were only 3 turners as the other 2 had to call off for various reasons, suffice to say there was insufficient time to organise replacements. The 3 turners were Douglas Stewart, Geoff Potter and myself, Douglas was to make a scarf clip, Geoff was to make a jewellery stand and I was making wooden ear rings.
There was an excellent turnout for the first meeting of the new year and Geoff was also collecting subscriptions for the year along with making his jewellery stand.
The following gallery of pictures accompanied with a little text should give you a flavour for how the meeting went, the pictures were courtesy of Mike Day.
This was only a very small journey into jewellery making, there are a number of books dedicated to making wooden jewellery that you might find fascinating , we hope this little experience has widened your view on woodturning, all of the metal parts required for jewellery making can be purchased from various sources on the internet.
Our next meeting is on the 23rd January and it’s also being organised by Douglas Stewart, the theme being making wooden toys and puzzles. There will also be a committee meeting that evening.
Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our members to our 2020 meetings, the first of which is this week.
This week’s meeting on the 9th January 2020 is all about making jewellery using wood or other turning products, it’s has been organised by Douglas Stewart and he has arranged for 4 other turners along with himself to man all the lathes. On the lathes will be Douglas Stewart, Peter Lawrence, Bill Munro, Geoff Potter and myself, we hope to show some diversity in the items that can be turned from wood or other materials in the making of jewellery.
The featured picture comes from our last Showtime meeting in 2019, that was shown by Douglas Stewart where he brought in some very fine examples of wooden jewellery he had made.
We hope to see you all there and do remember that the subscriptions for 2020 are currently being taken by Geoff Potter, anyone who has not already renewed their subscription has until February 6th to do so.
The committee for Highland Woodturners would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members, past, present and future a very happy new year, we would also like to wish the on line members a similar very happy new year, your involvement in using our web site and facebook page is very important to us.
I will remind all our members that the first meeting in 2020 is on the 9th January, it’s being managed by Douglas Stewart and the subject will be making wooden jewellery, we hope to see you all there.