crow inlay for sparkly guitar

Crow inlay designed for an extra sparkly Fender telecaster.

ebony, eggshell, pigment, turquoise dust, crow feathers, stage glitter, poetry


Ink tracings of several versions.

Ink tracing of selected design positioned and applied to inlay field on guitar.


Inlay channel cut, leveled, and poiia planted at the bottom. (Lines from “Two Legends” by Ted Hughes, from “Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow”, Faber & Faber 1972)


The binder.


Crow feather threads.


Feather threads laid into first layer of ebony.


More ebony applied, countless stars appear.


Then clouds.


Internal lining cut and inlaid with powdered eggshell, pigment, and powdered turquoise.


Bright eye in progress.


Completed inlay.


Reassembled guitar, back in action!