|Project by popeyekris||posted 11-12-2012 03:43 PM||978 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
A Second Cousin was married on November 10th. Since this was mine and my wife’s anniversary as well, I came up with this design thinking it would be a nice gift to the newly weds. The entire piece is made of Walnut, except for the rings. It holds six tea lights. Their first name initials and the Ampersand Sign are all milled from one piece of walnut stock, in the style of Old English font. The rings to the far right are two rings joined together, they are carved from Oak stock, my first outing with carving. Both the initials and rings are joined inside the top of the base board. If you’ll look close enough at the rings, the left ring is embedded into the base while the right ring is raised just above the base. The entire piece was hand rubbed with approximately 12 coats of tongue oil. Turned out to be a really nice piece. The tea light candles are pumpkin scent in plastic containers and are soy candles.
-- Kristopher, Westminster, SC - May you always believe in the magic!