|Project by BarbS||posted 02-08-2011 06:05 PM||1694 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
I’ve been busy for a few weeks making up some small craft items to launch a new venture on a website. Some are fun, some are too much work for what you get (the salt/pepper shakers) and some don’t ‘turn’ out as you’d expect. I think some of my bottle stoppers are just too big! Have to make some more and bring down the size of them proportionally. That maple one on the right side of the photo is the tallest, and when I stick it in a bottle it is not very pleasing to my eye. Before you begin, you don’t think of that overall proportionment to the gosh-darned bottle! I wanted some to be used in salad dressing cruets, quite small bottles, but these won’t do at all. Even the stainless steel stoppers (say that nine times fast) are too big, really. I guess that’s why it pays to try things out before going into production mode.
Salt/peppers are maple, 3-1/2” tall, and apricot 3” tall. The wands are maple and birch. Stoppers are, left to right, osage orange, apricot, orchard cherry, osage orange, and maple. The mirrors are all colored chatter work on maple.
I keep getting more and more ideas for small items. Busy busy!
Comments on the work, most welcome.