Donna’s 1st international commission & Hand made Monday

We are onto week 14 of handmade Monday and we are joining in with Wendy at 1st Uniqie Gifts and this week I havent really had a lot to do, Coughs thats a lie if I ever heard one. Ok se we have had our share of small issues this week one being the lack of a bandsaw blade which I really needed to to make items for an event we are attending on the 8th of May in Edinburgh (http://www.edinburghbeadfair.co.uk/). Anyway I will be sure to update next Monday with what happend on the day. I know this week is going to be a nightmare trying to get stuff finished for Saturday.
This week My wife and I were asked to make a lidded box and a chalice for a customer in the USA as a gift for their girlfriend. After seeing something similar on our website and contacting Donna (her 1st international commission) on facebook they wanted a darker timber so we suggested walnut to him which he agreed to. Below you will see the Chalice being worked on by me and the finished articles (already viewed by the client).
Donna decided to take pictures.
Walnut held in place with hot glue.
Lidded Box by Donna
Chalice by Drew

For any of you that have me as a friend on facebook you will also see that I have been really busy with our back garden. The next project out there is to extend the large shed to gain valuable work space so we can turn the smaller shed into dust free storage and finishing environment.

Please feel free to have a look at out website http://www.handywoodcrafts.co.uk/ we will be updating and adding items on there very soon.

Thanks for reading.
Drew

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16 Responses to Donna’s 1st international commission & Hand made Monday

  1. Donna says:

    'The next project out there is to extend the large shed to gain valuable work space so we can turn the smaller shed into dust free storage and finishing environment.'And to claim some of our house back! LOL

  2. Beautiful and congratulations both for the international order

  3. Wendy says:

    Fabulous finished items! No matter how much space you have, it's never enough. Good luck with the shed project!Thanks for taking part in HM 🙂

  4. Ros Made Me says:

    The chalice and box look so tactile, I want to reach through the screen and stroke them. Is the commission for a church by any chance?

  5. I dont think it is for a church but it would work well for that, I hadnt thought of that for a use.Space is always at a premium Wendy its just trying to find more of it lol.Thanks for all the comments :)Drew

  6. That's just wonderful! I love wood anyway, but especially things you don't expect to see out of wood. A chalice. And the lidded box too. Stunningly beautiful.

  7. cj says:

    They are beautiful Drew & Donna, the wood is such a lovely colour 🙂

  8. What beautiful work both of you, Good luck with your event on the 8th xx

  9. dreamstar says:

    How beautiful they both are and how clever you both are! Congrats on an overseas commission, you must feel really chuffed.Good luck with your event, look forward to hearing how you get on.Lisa

  10. How impressive an 'international commission' they look amazing. I've always secretly harboured a desire to work with wood. Good luck with the fair

  11. Picto says:

    Your work is really beautiful. Congratulations and good luck in all that you do.Jan x

  12. Kat Shenton says:

    Being a pagan and a lover of wood… I LOVE that chalice!!! That is top notch AMAZING!!! It kicks ass and then some…… by the way, I really like the chalice 😉

  13. I love the colour of the wood.

  14. Thanks for all the amazing comments :)Methinks someone likes the chalice lolDrew

  15. tim says:

    Those look awesome and I can't wait to give them to her. She has seen the pictures and realy likes them. I am thinking in the future of some more items but im not sure what. But we shall see.

  16. Thanks Tim, I can't wait for you to give them to her aswell they are winging their way to you and we look forward to hearing what you both think of them when you have them in your hands.Drew

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