I often pop into Dee’s studio to see what she is up to or discuss our latest respective projects. Imagine my delight opening the studio door to a vision of a woman with 1/4” thick glasses, earplugs and a surgical mask. The aliens have nothing on Dee :-). She had just taken delivery of some specially made spectacles to replace her jeweller's loupe, which was proving uncomfortable .The resulting effect is HUGE eyes. Still, it is good to see that my nagging about OH&S hasn’t fallen on deaf ears (although she is pretty deaf with the ear plugs in!)
The latest gourd design is shaping up to be another incredible work of art. Dee has burnt eagles into the wood and then created a filigree design to complement that. It is by no means finished but shaping up to be gourdgeous. I just had to share its progress with you!
Now I know I can be a bit of a nag, but I adore Dee’s tree pendant designs – they are so unique compared to the run-of-the-mill trees usually seen on jewellery, so I am very excited to see Dee has heard my pleas with nearly a dozen designs sketched in her note book, waiting to be cut into sterling silver.
The ongoing battle with the tinny has been resolved with our dear friend John Bond gifting us some 'you beaut' spark plugs that apparently run hotter, which is ideal for old outboard motors. Well, they worked a treat and we have been zipping up and down the Darling with gay abandon ;-)