Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Silver Wedding Anniversary Candlesticks

A friend of mine, Steve, wanted to make a special gift for his brothers 25th Wedding Anniversary. He had turned some oak from a tree in his garden (which he had planted)  and he wanted something silver added. 

Together we came up with the idea of inlaying strips of fine silver into the wood.

In case you hadn't worked it out, the message is in morse code - their initials G and S, the numbers 2 and 5,  and of course the eternal ring of love.

And finally, sealed with a layer of wax which brings out the beautiful grain.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Bird Photography

With my new camera I’m obsessed with chasing birds in flight. The ones pecking round my garden are easy to catch, the ones in the air more elusive.

  I especially like the silhouettes they make in the early evening light. 

They’ve inspired some new jewellery.