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Saturday, 18 May 2019

The first of many.

Hi everyone, so as you know ive been sorting through all my scraps and other bits and bobs even making some pieces i dont usually draw my hand to which was fun but ive now decided after a coment left by one of my followers to start making all the contents for a new roombox that will be full of weird and wonderful curiosities.


This is the very first piece id like to share,its a fungi study and measures just 25mm in width all carved from recycled materials including ivory,bone,whitby jet and walnut. Ive made something similar to this before but the other piece was mounted in a cabinet and found a new home here  http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/happy-halloween-2015
I plan on making a few different versions of this some individual and some in groups just like this one, i have so many things to make that can go in this roombox that i have no doubt its going to be an exciting journey and a great project to do. Looking for tiny unsusual items that would have been housed in these types of rooms is also a feat in itself.
Have a great weekend everyone. Tony.

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  1. That is wonderful! I like the fact they are carved out of different materials too.

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    1. Hi Catherine, it made sense to use different materials as they add a sense of realism to the piece i think plus the fact i have many tiny bits of broken pieces of ivory and such :)

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  2. This will be a really interesting project!

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    1. Than you Sheila indeed it will with some very interesting pieces :)

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  3. A very inspiring undertaking! Enjoy the journey :)

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    1. Hi Linda, ive always been facinated by these treasure rooms since i was little i think thats what spurned my collecting addiction so to build a mini version makes complete sense :)

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  4. Hi Tony! What a great idea! I love a good "Cabinet of Curiosities"! This will be a whole lot of fun to see you build one! With your skills and authentic materials, it is sure to be a Mini Wonder! :)

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    1. Hi Betsy i decided to get all the objects made and put together first as this will help me decide on what size cabinets to build for the items its gonna be a fun journey :)

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  5. I'm running out of things to say ! how wonderful, it's the best feeling to look at some scrap and then look again and what you do with it. I worked in fashion and people would always Wonder at what I could make from a piece of fabric. Your work is e x q u i s i t e ! god bless xxxx Mrs M

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    1. Thank you Mrs M, It is indeed, a prime example regarding material and scraps are pathwork quilts ok its not fashion but material never the less and a brilliant way of recycling to make a beatuiful and practical thing.:)

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  6. Yeeeeeeeeeessssss!!!!! I'm just catching up with things, but this is wonderful. I don't know how you do it - so perfect and so tiny. I can't wait to see what other ideas will float through your brain. The good thing is that there is no limitation when it comes to a 'Wunderkammer' - you can put anything in it, no matter what category it belongs to.

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