I had access to all the wonderful woodworking tools at the University of New Mexico and was able to mill and glue a big ole stack of pine lumber together and start carving:
gettting the details worked out with hand tools:
working on the finish and fixing up the joint (thanks to my mom and pop for carpentry advice and assistance!):
selecting jewelry, eh voila! She’s done!
The final piece in this group is almost complete, check back soon!