First of all, thank you for all your wonderful comments! I enjoy hearing from all of you and of course with everyone good luck in the giveaway ;)
Of course the first thing I had to turn were some wands. The next thing I had to turn were scroll handles. I have so many ideas and can't wait to try more. I got the idea from somewhere in blogland (have no idea where tough) to turn my rotary tool into a makeshift lathe. Instead of mounting a drill bit I mounted a skewer and the rest is history :) My dad thought me how to properly hold the chisels since he owns a big real life lathe, but the principle is the same here.
I have decided to extend the giveaway so instead of ending on April 20th it is now going to end after the holidays on May 10th. Everything else stays the same (if you post about it on your blog/tumblr/facebook your chances will double).
Of course you're all wondering what is going to be the secret prize.....
The winner will be able to choose from one of these four wands, which will come with it's own box.
I did turn a few more wands but they still need some paint and varnish.
The scrolls turned out great too! I'm very excited about turning wood since it opens up a whole new range of possibilities.
After turning the scroll 'handles' (is there a proper scientific name for them?) I aged the paper with Distress Ink and painted the wood with gold. It almost looks like metal :)
I found some very old tarock cards in the basement and of course I immediately whisked them away upstairs... aren't they handy for photos?
At first I made two of these. I turned a pair of handles, intending for them to be the same style of scroll as the first one, but then when I added the paper I decided it looked better this way. And besides, they can't all be the same, right?
I would love to see what you think of my newest skill (well, learning a new skill). It's so much fun I can't wait to make more turnings!!
Until next time!