Create dazzling optical effects in wood turned platters and bowls with translucent mineral crystal inlays. Students will learn to use mineral crystals, epoxies, and dyes to create translucent rims on wood which give a far superior appearance to opaque resins and powders that are typically used for rim accents. The first project will involve making a translucent rim with contrasting diamond-shaped insets and taking the project thru finish sanding. The class will then learn to design rims made of individual cells that are cut with a scroll saw, then inlaying these cells with multicolored crystals and finally finish sanding. Students will be shown how to use a Dremel tool to create these inlays just in case they do not have a scroll saw in their own shop. Steven will demonstrate airbrushing accents onto the inlays for amazing effects. Woodturning and scroll saw skills are minimal for this class so beginners are welcome.