zaterdag 16 april 2011

New tools

I received my new tools in the mail last week, I really wanted to try out this new veining tool. The scissor is great! It's so much easier to use than a normal scissor when you want to cut tiny petals and leaves. And it doesnt make your hand hurt like mad when you cut for more then 5 minutes ;) Guess I'll be making even more flowers now with these great new tools!

My dad has also made/turned me another surprise brass vase! I'll show it later. It is adorable and so shiny! It looks like freakin gold! And it will need flowers too, so there's plenty of work to do :D

dinsdag 12 april 2011

More brass turnings!

Yesterday I stopped by my dads work to do some more brass turning! He said doing a larger piece would be easier to start with than a real tiny one. So we choose a larger drawing I made, to start with.

We had a lot of fun doing it and I'm so impressed with his skills! I knew he has a very good metalworker-education but to see it in action is jawdropping! He turned this by hand! No computers or anything involved!

The result of yesterdays afternoon you can see in the pictures. It is a floor vase.
It is not yet finished, we will put it back on the lathe and polish it. Then we'll cut the vase from the bar. In the picture below, I cut off the part of the picture where we will also cut off the bar part, so you get an impression of what it will look like.

As you can see I have put some extremely non-matching roses in there, but you can also see a tiny 'maroon coloured' start of my new flower project in there ;)

I'm going to make a very large flowerarrangement and it'll be large enough to fill this wonderfull floor vase to the brim. So I'm extra happy about this first turning attempt of dad and me! See how nice the maroon and brass go together?!

I'm so lucky to have such a handy dad :D

maandag 11 april 2011

Brass turnings

My father got some large brass bars, and we're busy turning miniature vases and bowls out of it!

My dad has an engine rebuilding company and so he also has a large range of wonderfull machines, including a huge lathe (to make turnings on). It is meant to use for engine parts.

He told me to just draw some designs on paper and then we can start turning together. But the past week was so busy for me, I couldn't stop by his place. But surprise surprise, he made a litte vase for me anyway! It was just to test the possibilities but I'm very happy with it! Isn't that a sweet thing he did!?

It's very heavy and so pretty, the picture doesn't do justice!
The possibilities are endless so I can't wait to make some more together!

maandag 4 april 2011


This weekend I tried making some tulips, again without a kit. I really like coming up with new flowermaking idea's and techniques! But after making about 7 of the same flowers I get a little bored, haha! So I move on to a new flower or a new color.

I'm not sure yet what flower I will make next...

The glass vase is from Glasscraft. The picture is me and my boyfriend on holiday in Greece! This year we will go there again and I can't wait!

Don't forget to click on the pictures to enlarge them!

One with my hand, so you can get an idea about the scale and size.