Not just a one trick pony!

In case you think that all I do is cook, here’s my Easter flower arrangement (complete with eggs) and a couple of pewter tassels!

My tassles made from pewterI wanted to explore the contrast between the softness of fabric and the silvery hardness of the metal.    Finishing each delicate section took hours: filing and smoothing along the seam lines to recover both the softness and sparkle.

The flower arrangement was much quicker with just a pack of candy-coloured plastic shot glasses tied to a bunch of curly twigs – each glass is filled with tulips and My easter flower arrangement complete with eggs!narcissi from the garden and finished with a random sprinkling of eggs.  It fills the room with all the fragrance of Spring.

Back to the pewter: Fleur (super pewter craftperson) showed me a tassel she had made for a presentation box.  Once the mould frame had been formed with Lego, I pressed the tassel and a suspending cord in to the moulding rubbery material.  Once hardened, a swish of releasing spray and the second layer of the compound.  I gently teased apart the two halves to release the tassel before Fleur cut a funnel through which she poured the molten pewter.  Then back to me for all the finishing.

Now I’m working on a couple of bowls that, with luck, will have dragon feet.


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