Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A peek at what I’ve been crafting…

woodburn create necklace 2

I’ve been woodburning designs and patterns onto beads and making necklaces with my pyrography kit. For ages now I’ve been fascinated by tattoos, especially old school type tatts. I’d love to get one done (my mum is horrified by this even though I’m in my mid 30’s! Haha!) but I hate needles so it will take a lot of courage. I’m a big fan of The Cannibal Bonbon blog, her work is amazing! So maybe one day I will travel to Paris for a tattoo. Maybe! In the mean time I will play with some tatts on wood and I’ll wear one round my neck instead.

woodburn create necklace

I’ve got lots more designs to show you, many of them are geometric patterns (another fascination of mine at the moment) and I’m working on building up a collection and putting them in my etsy shop. I’d really like to open a new shop with a brand new name for my pyrography but I’m finding it hard to choose one and I’m not sure it’s a good idea after building up some good feedback with Bird Ahoy. But now would be the best time to do it. What to do… what to do…?

Any suggestions would be very welcome! Especially for a name.


driftwood said...

very nice. I think you should definitly keep a connection with the bird ahoy name, perhaps bird ahoy woodwork, or bird ahoy again.


Hi Lesley, That is so weird! I was just looking at your red fox and hand made pieces at lunch time today - they are great!, and was glad to see you've been ratcheting up several notches with your delightful craft objects. Thanks for visiting - have been painting a lot recently, trying to keep a momentum going, with some success. A trip to Wales/Pembs might also help me. Keep up the good work.
Lots of inspiration to you.
Andrew :-))

nà from the treehouse said...

Hi Lesley - ooh, what lovely work!
New shop? I agree that you should keep the Bird Ahoy link, how about something like Bird Ahoy - WoodWorn or something?

I was terrified of getting a tattoo done as I'm also afraid of needles (extremely lots!) but as a silly 20 year old I went for it! When my Mum found out she was SOOOOOO furious that you'd never imagine. Eek! Tattoos can be nice, but your wooden tattoos are much nicer, and you can change the design as often as you like and never grow tired :)