Pink Ivory Rosettes
I thought I’d show you how the rosettes were made. After some initial design work in collaboration with the clients and some testing to see how tightly I could bend rope purflings, the Pink Ivory was sliced into 2mm strips and glued together using waterproof Tite-Bond.
Channels were routed out in the soundboards, the rope purfling bent and glued in place.
Then using my router, with a circle cutting jig that I’ve made, the Pink Ivory rings were cut out.
As the Pink Ivory was glued down with hide glue, I could then remove the rings from the paper.........
And hey presto two beautiful Pink Ivory rosettes! More on these special instruments later.