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)
Crow feather threads.
Feather threads laid into first layer of ebony.
More ebony applied, countless stars appear.
Internal lining cut and inlaid with powdered eggshell, pigment, and powdered turquoise.
Bright eye in progress.
Reassembled guitar, back in action!