Free Wood Carving Jewelry Pattern


Add wood carved charms to commercial jewelry for a one-of-a-kind gift

By Keoma McCaffrey in the Spring 2019 Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine

I don’t just like spring – I love it! And if you love something, you carry reminders of it wherever you go. I designed these wood carved pendant or charms to attach to any basic chain; use as few or as many per piece of jewelry as you like. Find the full Powercarved Floral Bracelet step-by-step project by Keoma in the Spring 2019 Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine – Available Now! 

Making the Wooden Jewelry

Trace the patterns onto the wood. I trace the patterns for the open flowers and leaves onto thick pieces of wood and slice them into thinner pieces. Trace the bud patterns onto a long, thin piece of roughly rounded wood and leave them attached until they are nearly complete. In general, you need 15 to 18 pieces for each bracelet. I spend an afternoon cutting plenty of each charm so I can sit and mix and match as I want without running back and forth to the saw.

Spring 2019 Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine

The Spring 2019 issue is packed with industry-leading woodcarving advice, patterns, techniques, tips, and projects for all skill levels. With a special wildlife-theme, these wood carving projects include a whole menagerie of creatures to keep you busy. Six pages are devoted to detailed instructions and techniques for power carving Lori Andrews’ bear head featured on the cover. All skill levels will enjoy these earthly projects from the classic wood carving styles of Desiree Hajny’s bunny rabbit and Charles Weiss’ realistic largemouth bass to comical animal caricatures by Frank Napoli and Mike Bloomquist. 

Materials

  • Assorted hardwood scraps
  • Head pins: 2″ (5.1cm) long stainless steel
  • Jump rings
  • Accent beads (optional)
  • Epoxy: 5-minute
  • Acrylic paints: purple, shamrock green, yellow
  • Charm bracelet blank with toggle closure

Tools

  • Rotary tool
  • Carbide-point bit: flame-shaped
  • Fluted bits: small cylinder, medium cylinder
  • Mandrel with sanding disc
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pliers: needle nose

Find the full Powercarved Floral Bracelet step-by-step project by Keoma in the Spring 2019 Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine – Available Now!