Mother of Pearl Rosette

Finished rosette turquoise and white mother of pearl.

Finished rosette turquoise and white mother of pearl.

The spruce top of my dreadnought acoustic has a double mother of pearl rosette design. When I was ordering from StewMac, I did not know if I wanted to go with a white or turquoise mother of pearl rosette. In the end I did both! I figure if one is good, two is better!

I routed a channel in the top to accept the mother of pearl inlay and used razor blades to hold the pieces in place. Then bloodwood dust is used to fill the space between rosette pieces and glue introduced to hold it all together.

I had to cut the turquoise pieces of rosette in half to fit the wider rosette design.

Laying out the pieces to the rosette.

Laying out the pieces to the rosette.

Filling the center with blood wood dust and glue.

Filling the center with blood wood dust and glue.

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