It only took an extra week, but I finally got the ear-ring stand done. I’m not 100% sure about the shape, but I don’t remount pieces after a finish has been applied. After a series of disasters, I live with things the way they originally turn out now.
It’s odd, that all except the stem came from one log, yet there are different colours. The stem is holly, while the rest came from a single alder log.
The “umbrella” part can stand alone as a separate piece, but would be a bit unstable.
The base contains a compartment for storing smaller pieces, such as studs or butterflies.
This weekend too, saw a first for the cabin. I am now connected to the t’interwebs, via a powerline adapter kit. I am really pleased that this worked, and a bit surprised. My cabin is connected to the mains using a >40m extension cable with 2 IP44 plugs.
I really did not expect that to work.