Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday's Shuttle

This is a copper shuttle.
This is a design that I drew and hand carved into a mold. It will show up a few more times most likely in Silver and perhaps bronze.

9 comments:

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Gorgeous, Sherry! But your things always are. Have linked to this in my blog....

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! Will the shuttle retain its copper color? Was it difficult to work with? I'm amazed at what you've been able to make!

Isdihara said...

Bellissima!

Stoopid question: will this shuttle turn colors (You know how copper turns green?) due to the copper content?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

The copper is polished with a protective layer. It can also be polished down the road like any other precious metal.
Personally I would think the tarnish adds character....but that is just me.

Val said...

very pretty! i'm going to have to save up for one of these. LOL

Fox said...

This one has such a lot of character and depth! Nice work.
Fox : )

❦TattingChic said...

It's beautiful, Sherry. I can see the concern with tarnish because sometimes tarnish can rub off on the thread and dirty it. However, other than that it is absolutely a beautiful work of art!

victats@gmail.com said...

I live in Ottawa so I'm very fond of the green tinge that copper shingles get as they age. Its a good question though will the tarnish rub off on the thread? Lovely design

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

You know, Silver tarnishes too. With normal use and storage and an occasional polishing I really don't see tarnish being a problem with any of the pecious metal shuttles.