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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder


#1

Dear all

Not all jewelery has to be rings and the like, get your mids out of
the proverbial box and explore other not often seen ideas. Let your
mind get active. You all have skill levels, don’t get stuck at the
bench-peg. Sit back and let your mind wander, I am doing this
myself, it’s amazing what some people will buy. I heard of one fellow
in Toronto two years ago, made a statue of two young people…in gold!
It got sold for $1million+. I am now in the process of designing a
mini-statue of a ballerina in silver, but putting little diamonds
around her head-dress and her skirt…this adds flavour and
colour…This statue is only 8 inches high but it will have the WOW
factor!

One sale like this helps to pay a few bills…:>)

As the old adage goes, “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” “make
it and they will come”

Gerry Lewy
905 - 886 - 5961


#2

I carved a little mermaid about 70mm high with the wildest hair that
also doubles as a bail and popped a pearl in her hand. Once cast,
she was so cute I hated the thought of her being shut up in a box
when not being worn, so… she needs a cave or something to live in,
one you can see into.

There’s a really nice company down the road who make all sorts of
things in Perspex. They’re making up an archway from 6mm transparent
pale blue Perspex with a base and a thinner, clear plastic back. I’m
designing a suitably watery, seaweedy pattern into the inside of the
arch, base and back. Once it’s all carved, they’ll fuse all the parts
together, and my little mermaid will sit inside, with the tip of her
tail in a hole in the ‘sand’ at the bottom of the cave. So the
mermaid can be worn… and admired as an objet d’art when she’s not!
It’s going to take ages to carve with the tools I have, and I don’t
think I will be able to bear to part with her. By the way, if anyone
has some good suggestions for tools to carve into Perspex with, I’ll
be grateful - at the moment, I haven’t come up with anything better
than burrs of all shapes and sizes.


#3

I don’t know much about Perspex, but I would suggest some of the
Wolf carving tools. I love them myself, but if the perpex is too hard
it can dull them.

I also wanted to ask for PHOTOS! I would love to see your new little
friend, so as soon as she and her little hidey-hole are finished,
please post her to the gallery and provide us a link to go see her!

Cheers,
Teresa