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Cutting the Printstone

Looking Forward to being a busy Lapidary in 2011

In addition to working semi precious stones like Tiger Eye, Blue Lace Agate and the many others we have in stock I also want to revisit my big stock of Flint and get to know it better and maybe couple it with the copper wire to produce a range of “not too expensive” jewellery but keeping it in the same class as our Sterling Silver wrapped jewellery. I also like the Flint because it’s a material I collected myself from an excavation site, so there is more of a bond to it than the bought in rough that we have.

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Lapidary Workshop Prepared for use

After the long hard winter we have all just endured the Lapidary workshop was just too cold to be worked in, even the wood burning stove couldn’t cope, so it’s lain dormant for a quite a number of months. So yesterday we spent much of the day cleaning up out there, sorting out rocks, while […]

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Bonsai Wire Tree Sculpture

Pure Copper Wire Bonsai Tree Sculpture

The wire sculpture took approximately 10 hours to complete from star to finish, perhaps the most difficult part is hammering the end of the wire twigs flat to form the leaves, because space can because quite tight with so many leaves all being is a very confined space.

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Wire Tree Sculpture 1 Finished

First Wire Tree Sculpture Finished

Well we have finished the first of the wire tree sculptures and we are pleased with the result

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Wire Sculpted Trees – Progress

Well the the three wire sculpted trees are now in various stages of production, trees 1 and 2 are now firmly secured to their bases and the sand layers are fully dry on the base. Both of these trees have had their sand bases dyed with indian ink to bring out the texture of the […]

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Tree Wire Scuplture number 2

Wire Wrapped Tree Sculpture

I was bitten, I just had to learn more about how he makes these wonderful wire wrapped tree sculptures, and fortunately

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