Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lignum Vitae is on the way!

Ok, cheesy title, but 'tis true! I finally finished carving the custom ginkgo fork in lignum vitae wood, which will be listed later this evening. It's a very dense, yet nice wood to work with. It smells wonderful as well. The only drawback is waiting for oxidation so the lovely green color reveals itself. This one just needs its protective coating and it will be complete!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Just giving a sneak peak of the new material that is FINALLY about to go up in the shop tomorrow. Here is one sample of a single spiral in "cranberry" acrylic. This was a lot of fun to work with, so more colors are definitely soon to come! :)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Customs, customs!

Finished 2 more customs today. These were both a challenge, since they are longer than my standard sizes, so I wanted to make sure I got the proportions just right. I think they turned out rather well, if I do say so.

One of the customs had 5.5" prongs...

and the other a whopping 7" prongs! :)

I hope they like them! One more custom this week to go!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Design Idea

At the request of one of my wonderful customers, I have been playing with the design of an oak leaf hair fork made of lignum vitae. I am still trying out different angles of the leaf, as well as trying to get the wood to oxidize and give me a proper green color. The latter is proving to be most annoying. ;) But nevertheless, here is my first oak leaf prototype:

This is a fresh rough cut, so no time for oxidation. I am also trying to decide whether to adjust the angle of the leaf, making it slightly (though not fully) more horizontal.

This style will be showing up in my shop soon after all my custom orders are completed, so stay tuned! :)

First Post, New Forks!

This is my first official post on this blog, so welcome to all fans, customers, friends and family. :)

I just finished a couple of forks today. One was a custom order ginkgo leaf fork. The other was a simple straight fork. Both are made from some gorgeous "evergreen" dymondwood.

I am continuing to work through my remaining 2 customs for ginkgo leaf forks in dymondwood, as well as a new request for a ginkgo in lignum vitae.

Thanks to all my awesome customers, as well as to those who support me in this. Much love.