Making Miniatures – wooden Asian-inspired shelf

Wood Asian-inspired miniature doll shelf.

Wood Asian-inspired miniature doll shelf.

The other day I published a post showing an Asian-inspired shelf made of paper. Once I had sorted out how it went together and liked the result, I decided to do it in wood for my friend as a future gift.

(Don’t worry, I’ve been posting the work-in-progress on my Instagram, so it’s not a secret surprise!)  Continue reading

Making Miniatures – Paper Asian-inspired Shelf

Miniature Asian-inspired paper shelf for my friend's doll display

Miniature Asian-inspired paper shelf for my friend’s doll display

If you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, you might remember the holiday gifts I made for my friend and her doll displays. I decided to try out a few more things to accent her displays to give her (no surprises here, she’s already seen my instagram posts). The first thing I wanted to try was an Asian-inspired shelf based loosely off a shelf I saw on Pinterest. Continue reading

Oseberg-inspired Viking bag handles

Bag handle for a Viking-inspired Hedeby - style bag inspired by the Oseberg ship burial.

Bag handle for a Viking-inspired Hedeby – style bag inspired by the Oseberg ship burial.

I loved the Hedeby-inspired bag hangers/handles I made on the Maker Space laser cutter so much, that I wanted to try my hand at another set as well… though rather than going to the Birka style directly, I decided to merge the sawtooth style with… something a little different.

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Laser-cut Finnish ‘bead hangers’

Three different sizes of the same wooden 'bead hanger' cut on the laser cutter.

Three different sizes of the same wooden ‘bead hanger’ cut on the laser cutter.

A while ago you might remember that I made a single bead-hanger based off a 9th Century Finnish design, cast in pewter. I still haven’t had the chance to make a second to be able to wear it, but after having access to the laser cutter at a nearby Maker Space, I decided to see about making them in wood for a totally different project instead…

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