Bird On A Branch

Bird On A Branch

Wood makes great wall art! This piece has a couple of firsts for me. First time using shell for inlay and first time trying shading technique with hot sand. I may have gone overboard with the hot sand but it was fun learning something new.


Wow! I WISH I could make something that amazing!



Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

keep on experimenting — my eyes are benefitting :D

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thank you! It is so much fun to play around with. I keep telling myself, one day I want to try a triptych (3 panel inlay) and we have several old cabinet doors to use…

There are some really great patterns (for free!) on

I got this pattern from their site and this was one of the very first inlays I had done – and I was hooked!

Very nice Terry, the sand shading really gives the marquetry depth and the shell in the bird looks fantastic. I think everyone would love to have this hanging on their wall.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Exquisite work !
Eye candy .

Wow! it looks like a painting.
Great work indeed!

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Unbelievablely beautiful. How long did that take?

Losing fingers since 1969

Thank you all! This project took about 1 week to make.


One week sounds awfully fast for such precise, beautiful work. We really love the other one you posted above, too.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Outstanding work Terry

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I’m not sure how I missed this the first time. Beautiful work!

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Stunning work! It is beautiful!Great idea using the shell.


Beautiful work Terry.

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