April 15, 2014

Giveaway extension and secret prize revealed!!!

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 ;)

Lately I've had some free time and decided to try my hand at something new. Now I can finally tell you what I've been up to.... wood turning!!

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!



  1. Fabulous. Wood turning is something I would like to do and have been looking out for a small lathe. The scrolls and wands look wonderful and I look forward to seeing what else you create with your new skills.

  2. me maravilla la habilidad que demuestras con la madera , yo soy incapaz , me encanta tu trabajo



  3. LOVE to wands (^ ^) - and scrolls look fab too.
    Can't wait to see what you come up next :)
    Put the extend day on my blog..
    MiniHugs, Irina

  4. Ohhhh these turned out amazing! This has so much potential now you know, from furniture to moldings!

    Your scrolls have always been amazing but now ...WOW!
    Hugs, js

  5. Genial esta nueva actividad y teniendo a tu padre de maestro nos mostraras dentro de poco maravillas. Me sumo a tu sorteo, besos:-)

  6. The scroll handles look great!
    Hugs, Drora

  7. I love the wands, and the scrolls looks great!
    Happy Easter

  8. GRacias por el aviso, lo cambio en mi blog. Besos y feliz semana

  9. Why have a nearby shop when you can do such marvelous work yourself? I am so impressed with all your beautiful work. Just joined and I would love to own one of your pieces.

  10. fabuloso, me anoto al sorteo y felicitarte por tu generosidad.
    leonor luna (brisaymar)