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

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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Another round of laser-cut Viking bag hangers

When I got to the MakerSpace I had a little room in the file, so printed another set of arched Viking Age bag hangers.

When I got to the MakerSpace I had a little room in the file, so printed another set of arched Viking Age bag hangers.

Just a super-quick post here today. When I was at the Maker Space working on a few other things, I also put a few more Viking-style bag handles/ hangers into the file to cut. I decided on one more set of the arched bag handles that I showed off in my previous post, and another set of the ‘chair back’ hangers too.

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