Gnome Ornaments Tree Decoration

Gnome Ornaments Tree Decoration

The other day I went to the craft store because I needed yarn for a custom order and spend some time walking down the aisles and seeing what else they had that I might need because well you just never know! We came across these wooden cutouts and I liked them enough that I got them to see what I may do with them. One thing I had in mind was to go vintage old school design that you would see on these ornaments and I did do a few of those but I then had another idea! I absolutely love the Gnome Ornaments! I am intentionally leaving the other side blank so that it can be personalized with the words of your choosing at…

Pyrography Subscription Box is coming!

Pyrography Subscription Box is coming!

It’s finally time to share some details with you about the Pyrography Subscription Box! There goes a lot into this from planning, recording, editing, and putting it all together! With that said, I do have 2022 already planned out for projects – what theme will be for what month which helps a lot. I won’t reveal these as some of this is tends to be subject to change – like when I go to the craft store and find just the right projects that shift everything a little bit. In the very first box, we’ll create a Welcome Sign, Bookmarks, Coasters, and a Cutting Board! These are great for beginners but also for those familiar with wood-burning. I love the theme here because these also…

The Pyrography Cafe is open

The Pyrography Cafe is open

I am so excited that the virtual pyrography cafe is open. I wanted to create a space where I can spend more time serving you, where you can ask questions, get answers and feedback, and more importantly get community support to grow + learn. When I discovered wood-burning I couldn’t have predicted the path it would lead me onto and over the years I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with it. Not the worst obsession to have I think. And yeah I hear a lot of people compliment my work and have the honor of doing custom and commission work. But I also hear people tell me they are not creative or talented enough and I am just wondering if they’ve even tried it…

Wood-Burning Kit Giveaway

Wood-Burning Kit Giveaway

I’m running a wood-burning Kit Giveaway as I’ll be launching a pyrography subscription box in December and that currently holds a lot of my attention while also gearing up for the holidays season with commissions coming in. I’ve spent the last week working on the new website for the Pyrography Academy and the Pyrography Cafe to get everything set up. There are still some things I am working on – such as adding tutorials that are ready right now and then of course creating new ones – as well as update a few images here and there. I will tell you that pencil drawing doesn’t come easy to me but give me an outline or some line art and I am not intimidated at all….

Featured Item: Sugar Skull Guitar Wood Burning
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Featured Item: Sugar Skull Guitar Wood Burning

I am so excited about the sugar skull guitar wood burning but let me start off with that you may not know that music is a big part of my life. When I was younger I had music lessons twice a week and learned how to read and write music and had the ability to play a song just by listening to it. Now I haven’t played in a long time but I am slowly bringing it back into my life. For the last few years, I’ve been going to more concerts and local shows as well as festivals. During one of those times I met a guy who paints on Guitars and I was so lucky to win one of them during Blue Ridge…

How to Create Earrings Using the Art of Pyrography
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How to Create Earrings Using the Art of Pyrography

The art of pyrography has been around for a long time and the process of using a heated metal pen to burn images into wood. Tracing the skill of woodburning throughout history, you’ll note that artists through various regions in this world have used this skill to express their creativity not only on wood but also leather, tagua nut, and gourds. And just like the art has evolved so have the tools you use to create a variety of effects just by changing out the tips and even the heat temperature. I started woodburning in 2005 with a solid heated pen you can purchase at your local craft store but quickly upgraded to a temperature-controlled tool for more control. And with the different tips now available you…

Oak Leaf Pyrography Jewelry Box

Oak Leaf Pyrography Jewelry Box

This jewelry box has been in my stash for some time and initially, I thought this should become a chess and checkers board game box. But when I was getting ready to take the time and make it happen it didn’t feel right or rather inspiration hit and said that it wanted to be a jewelry box instead. And off I went to search for a pattern that made sense for this trinket and keepsake box. I looked through my files and found this pattern I purchased from L. Irish and felt that this is the one it’s meant to be. The challenge sometimes is then, of course, deciding what to add to the side and since oak leaves are a part of it, I…

Item of the Month: Sailboat Lighthouse Pyrography
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Item of the Month: Sailboat Lighthouse Pyrography

Sailboat Lighthouse Pyrography a beautiful scene of a sailboat passing the lighthouse at the shore. Warmer months are here and more and more people are finding themselves on the beach or sailing along in their boats. The image was sized to fit onto the 8″ x 16″ piece of wood and has been sprayed with shellac to protect the artwork. The accompanying frame has been not been stained. You can choose to have it stained during checkout – for reference check the other pictures – and I’ll be adding shellac for protection. The complete piece measures 20″ by 11.5″. Sailboat Lighthouse Pyrography 20″ by 11.5″ Choose between the unstained or stained frame Will be Protected with Shellac Come ready to hang Here’s you can see…

Rustic Wedding Guest Book

Rustic Wedding Guest Book

I was able to create this rustic wedding guest book for my son. He went out and cut the slice and brought it to me. His fiancé sent me a picture of what they wanted it to look like. The video is a time-lapse from start to finish. The first part of this project was that it need to be sanded smooth – and the other side needed to be evened out a bit – which my partner did for me with a chainsaw. When it was to a point where I could work in it, I needed to decide on a font and print it out to the right size – I use photoshop to create the image and excel to print it out…

Pyrography Cafe is open

Pyrography Cafe is open

The pyrography cafe is open! One of the things I have been wanting to do is to teach people about wood-burning and I’ve finally have begun in the pyrography cafe. There’s something about creating on wood that’s calming but also exciting. I tend to struggle a little more with pencil drawing and it doesn’t come as easy to me as wood-burning. I think the difference is that with pyrography, I am working from an outline and when you are drawing you are starting from scratch. And I’ve been wood-burning since 2005 but fell into it on pure accident. I was working on some macrame jewelry and thought to myself “self, wouldn’t it be cool if you’d design your own wood beads for your jewelry”? Self…