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the silk scarf problem

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prototype of a root-driftwood-epoxy-resin cast to get large slippery scarves to stay the way I tied them (rather than sliding down my back) silk scarf designed by my friend Ardanoush


driftwood

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found some pieces of extremely hard driftwood on the beach some time ago and wanted to see what’s inside when attacked with my mini tools,

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dragon ring that could probably be improved on with the next attempt.


pond goes baroque

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when renovating our bathroom we finally managed to take out that silly Jacuzzi tub, transport it down to the terrace and replace the old flowerpot pond there. All it needed now was a new surround covering the weird shape of it. Marine plywood painted with 2K boat paint, Lino print for that baroque feel, and two waterproof solar LEDs found on sale.

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the skirt is marine ply on the straight bit and Styrofoam ceiling trim for the curved part.

now all I have to do is wait for the water lillies to come up and the iris to grow back to their previous size. (and maybe paint that water spout)

 


new phonecase



since Windows has decided in 2016 to stop supporting 8.1 mobile and has stopped mobile phones altogether with support for 10 mobile ending 2019 I splashed out on a used last model Lumia 950. It’s not as good as my lovely 1020, but apps are dying on me, so to be prepared a new case had to be made. This time with driftwood gathered years ago and some pencil laminate left over from the ring project.


horse’s new friend

horseandparrot

the horse has acquired a new friend over Christmas, a dutch speaking parrot making a lot of noise.


japanese paper

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found some scraps of real Japanese paper and made some earrings and a pin for Christmas gifts. The papers are so beautiful, one can look at them for ages and still not get enough.