Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas decos...2013

Our first Cornish Christmas....a much smaller tree this year (in a pot so hopefully will be able to keep it alive until next Christmas???).  Lots of the decorations are handmade this time...several pom poms ( I need one of those gadgets myself!) DAS 'clay' snowflakes & stars, paint & silver leaf on wooden birds & free paper bunting from Homemaker magazine.  No more mice have appeared from the box of old decorations & the cats have been content with their new knitted versions (thank you Alison Dupernex!).  Looking forward to another 2 days off before we open the shop again & enjoy the New Year visitors to St Ives!











 

Timmy
Pushka
Barnaby
Felix
  
Taboo





Monday, 9 December 2013

A RED start to the month....

We are on a way through December already....these are my red selections so far.  I'm sure things will get more & more festive as we progress through the month....









Friday, 6 December 2013

Work in progress....

My gas bottle finally ran out yesterday which makes soldering somewhat difficult! I had bought this one not long after we first moved to St Ives so it's lasted about 6 months - how time flies.....
So today is going to be a day of preparation: linishing, sanding & filing ready for when a nice new full gas bottle is delivered (soon hopefully????)

Jewellery castings waiting to be filed...

Etching ready to be linished then made into greetings cards

As far as I got yesterday....
Christmas decorations in the first soldered stage

 
Various body parts!...owls/cats/donkeys & angels

Etched copper & brass leaves ready to solder the jump rings on the top....


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

LEAVES.....front & back

I've been photographing some leaves this morning to put on my Etsy site....it has been a little on the grey side today so the colours are not as vibrant as usual however I thought I'd illustrate how the backs of the metal leaves often have lots of interesting colours even if they don't have the etched surface of the fronts....






  




Monday, 2 December 2013

November was very grey......

















Now we are in December...RED is the colour so more Festive for this time of year!