I'm having trouble finding the motivation to get out in the shop, it's just so unbearably hot. These earrings are fun because I can knock out a couple pairs before I get soaked in sweat. Maple with turquoise inlay and zebrawood.
Thanks @KenB259 . The color is turquoise powder, I cut a shallow groove with a hand saw then fill with turquoise powder and flood with thin CA. Belt sander removes the excess. I've used a similar technique on pens with both natural and artificial voids, works nice. I am going to try some slightly larger pieces of turquoise because the powder doesn't look much different than paint.
I forgot to mention, I grew up in MN, so it's always fun for me to hear Texans complain about the cold in winter and my family complaining about the heat in summer. I remember growing up if we had more than 10 days over 90 in a summer that was considered a lot, in TX we had one summer where the LOW didn't drop below 80 for an entire month. Then again, when I showed my TX friends the thermometer showing -25 degF one Christmas their minds were blown.