My apologises for the slightly blurred image!, This tiny little piece was partly constructed using tortoise shell which was kindly sent to me by another artist from the states after she purchased one of my works the box which the tortoise came from had been in her family for quite some time but the lid was damaged beyond repair, i intend sending her a piece of work back as a thank you.
The inside is also lined with metal to simulate the lead the original would have had.
I said at the beginning of this post that i had been working on two pieces, the other which i hope to show you shortly is another tiny little box but this time made all from ivory, thats all im saying about this piece for now but it should be completed very soon.
The tea caddy along with the other item i am still working on will both be available on my for sale page.
A very warm welcome to my new followers and a big thank you for taking an interest in my blog and the items i make.
Ive been so busy just lately that i do apologise if people have sent me emails and i haven't replied straight away, My workload in my full time job has more or less doubled due to staff shortages and on the home front my daughter is soon to give birth to her second child however this will not be a straight forward birth as she had complications from her first child so everyone is a little tense at the moment including myself as i have been working away from home, i have to say it will be a big relief once the baby is here and i know they are both fine.
Have a great and safe week everyone. Tony.