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Gourd Earrings/Necklace

The jewelry gourds I used to make these earrings were the smallest I could find.  The largest one is about .75 inches in diameter and the inner one is about … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rose Lapel Gourd

This is my first gourd assembly as a pin for one’s clothes.  The rose was made from four different gourds.  The backing that represents some leaves is a sandwich of … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Another Flower and Vase

This is another flower and vase I made for my long-time friend Dokey Rowhani in California.  The rose was made of five different gourds.  The leaves are cutouts from the … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Red Rose

I have decided to make some flowers out of gourds and this is the second rose I’ve made.  It took 7 gourds of various sizes to fit one inside the … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gourd Crucifix

Using a dipper gourd, I cut a window in the shape of a heart.  From the heart I cut a cross and then etched Jesus on the cross.  I burned … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Post-Halloween Pumpkins, 2013

I was too cheap to buy two pumpkins prior to Halloween, so I bought them the day after Halloween at less than half price.  The one on the left is … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gourd Vase and Flower

The vase is the neck of a dipper gourd.  The flower that resembles a tulip was made with parts from three different egg gourd.  The leaves were cut from a … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gourd Man

The face was made with a gourd that I grew many years ago.The hair was made by shaping another gourd that would fit the head.  It is removable.  By removing the … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Toilet Paper Holder

I have a bathroom that does not have a convenient place to mount the toilet paper, plus I have known people who insist that the paper be mounted in its … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment