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Little acorns

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I've been working on this idea in silver for a little while now but
couldn't work out how to do the locket bit. Margaret showed me
something she'd been working on in copper and it gave me this idea for
the lid. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out. Smells really
good too :)

These are all camera phone photos btw, will take some proper ones some other time.
24th Jul 2009, 13:50   | tags:

nige says:

Really cute. How long does it take you to make one?

24th Jul 2009, 14:00

Factotum says:

A tiny pomander! Brillant!

24th Jul 2009, 14:03

beth says:

Nige - this one I was quite pleased with because it took me under 4 hours - but then it took another two hours to polish and it's still quite pitted. Hopefully I can get quicker - maybe invest in some silver dip. Need to work out some prices. If i was to work out a real price for labour and parts these would be far too expensive!

Facto - ah well, this one is quite a bit bigger than yours, yours is by far the dinkiest as the prototype :) but yeh still quite small for a pomander.

24th Jul 2009, 14:09

nige says:

Four hours, damn! Still it's awesome. Reminds me a little of a guy on Etsy who fosters jewellery out of monkey nuts. It's really good. I just love this.

24th Jul 2009, 14:12

poppy_evans says:

omg i want one its well cute whos a clever dicky eyy!! :)

24th Jul 2009, 14:16

beth says:

me! I'm a clever dicky. Aw thanks pops, I'm always vaguely nervous when I show students my work!!

24th Jul 2009, 14:30

beth says:

nige - yes this silver smithing really is a labour of love at the moment, hopefully i'll get faster once I've worked out what on earth I'm doing. I'm all big ideas and little skills at the minute!

24th Jul 2009, 14:32

nige says:

Well, from small acorns... : )

24th Jul 2009, 14:53

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24th Jul 2009, 15:33

Caine says:

That is fantastic - love it.

24th Jul 2009, 22:39

beth says:


25th Jul 2009, 01:24

Jane Doe says:

superb detail

25th Jul 2009, 22:18

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