Showing posts with label knotwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knotwork. Show all posts

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Celtic Knot treasure chest

As I was finishing this box, I noticed that it has an irregular shape! The corners are not squared off---on the bottom or the lid.

Well.... that's weird.

So I've decided to reduce it by 40%

Probably the new owner of this small chest will never notice the flaw; but they will appreciate the 'glowing' blue glass bead on top and the Old World map inside!

Get on over to MadeIt Myself and look it over for the $30 price

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Celtic knotwork

Woodburning is ideal for Celtic knotwork! This complex knot design was challenging, and required alot of focus. I named the piece for Deidre of the Sorrows of Celtic folklore.

I'm truly appreciating the versitility of my new burning tool---with challenges like this knotwork, it makes a big difference in quality and precision! With the ability to change the iron tips in seconds and the shapes of the tips. it gives me a powerful weapon.

My systematic approach to burning knots eliminates so many mistakes, and allows me to concentrate on the illusion. I'm moving on now to more complex knots and larger items, but the Deirdre Celtic Knot box is a fine example of my talents for precision woodburning.

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