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« on: May 12, 2009 05:10:56 PM »

Hello Fellow Crafters,

about a year ago I made a bracelet from cherry pits, but only yesterday did I have the idea to use my beloved dremel for more than just drilling the holes for stringing them.
So, now I present you my first attempts at more intricate "carved" (well, rather drilled) cherry pit jewelry.

Initial pendant (on the necklace) and flower pendant (blurry in the foreground)

More initial beads, the skip-a-heart-bead (heh - sorry for the bad pun, couldn't resist), a star bead, and a rather randomly patterned bead.

Randomly arranged bracelet (drilled pits, painted pits and glass beads)

As with the origami earrings I posted earlier, I am planning on maybe selling these, as soon as my technique has improved some more. Do you think people would buy these at a craft fair or something of the likes?

...sorry for the not-so-great pictures, my camera is holding some sort of grudge against me....

I would love to hear your thoughts,


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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 05:51:02 PM »

Ok it's official. This rocks!

What an amazing way to upcycle and use natural objects. I really love the technique.

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009 05:54:59 PM »

Extremely creative and good use of what you have!! How long did it take?

« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009 08:13:14 PM »

yay - i always think about using cherry pits for necklaces, but have never actually done it - kudos to u! i really like the drilling idea!!
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009 08:42:53 AM »

NEAT!  I've never seen such a thing done before.   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009 11:30:16 PM »

when i was young, i had a friend that had an initial pendant made from a peach pit. i totally coveted that necklace, but think yours are even better! great job!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009 12:01:53 AM »

these are gorgeous, I think they'd sell very well

« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009 02:14:27 PM »

they look great. Actually about a week ago I started collecting cherry pits to make beads out of and I wasn't sure how they would turn out. You have inspired me. Awesome job
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2009 03:31:55 AM »

WOW! I've been looking for reasons to use my dremel. I thought I would have so many things to use it on but I've only managed to use it once. How do you hold down the pit while you drill? Also, how do you preserve or clean the pits?

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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009 09:58:26 PM »

I would buy that jewelry. It looks cool. Smiley

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