Humpback Whale Necklace - Walnut & Brass

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walnut

#1

My own design, though I’m sure I took inspiration from somewhere. I cut the brass using my Nomad CNC mill. Engrave on the details, cuts for the shapes. 3 pieces total (2 walnut sandwiching 1 brass).

I may end up remaking this because I am unhappy with the finish on the brass. I think I need to do some polishing before glue up next time, but my wife is happy with it as is.

Quarter for scale:


#2

The contrast with the brass is beautiful! Really great design.


#3

Ohhhhhhhh, it’s gorgeous!


#4

That’s great! I love the contrast.


#5

A laser and a CNC…you can make just about anything!! (or close to it).

It’s a lovely piece! I love your design.


#6

Add a tiny potted plant charm on there and you’re set! Very nice.


#7

Petunias?


#8

“Oh no! Not again!”


#9

Very nice. Great idea


#10

I love animals the mixed media look, and have many similar necklaces on my to-forge list. So glad to see the glowforge did a great job with the wood part of it!

I will be the first to say no idea is new, but perhaps something like this was an inspiration if you were looking to credit. Or maybe you both used a similar source image - not trying to assert anything.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/512612641/laser-cut-gold-belly-humpback-whale

For anyone else envying this look without a CNC, I’m hoping mirrored acrylic like in the link above looks great in person too!


#11

SO nice!!!


#12

This is stunning!


#13

That’s probably the one! Pretty striking resemblance, so I’m guessing we worked from the same source. Thanks for sharing this.


#14

Thanks everyone for the kind words!


#15

Very nicely executed. Also a good reminder to document and acknowledge inspiration sources to enhance community relations.

I would imagine as time goes on, the issue of inspiration, copying and attribution will become a very vigorous topic here. It is an extremely important issue to many folks whose livelihood is based on their creative work.


#16

Nice job! I think I need to make one but with a Cat! Great work!


#17

Nice idea! I was just thinking I’d love to figure out a similar look.


#18

If there’s a whale, there’s a way. (Sorry, I couldn’t help it.) Awesome job!