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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

From those wonderful folk who gave us the twisted vintage blog, a hearty thank you!

This graphic was quickly updated with the 'pink' element and joins the other lovelies in the "pinks' folder thanks to random comic book panels at TwistedVintageBlog

Monday, May 26, 2014

McTavish clan emblem wrist bracelet - handmade solid silver and leather © BH 2014

Commissioned for Peter McTavish from his wife, Wendy.
The studio started with the all the historical clan emblems available, one from the family and a previous wide wrist band Peter had found at the local Eumundi markets as a size indicator. Barbara has retained all her leather working tools from the 1970s and it was a delight to go back to this medium. We started by working up the vector line artwork both by hand and computer until we had all elements signed off and Juan-Luis could start the minute saw cuts that have realised this task. The shot below is of the emblem prior to chemical oxidisation and the fitting of the pins that secure the piece to the leather band.

Hand made solid silver buckle and lip finish off this one-of-a-kind commission, we love it!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

I was reminded this week to drag out my copies of manipulator magazine from the late 1980s

. . . after a Londoner emailed me after seeing an old post of my colonial wire worked cake racks I shot over old manipulator pages:

he wanted me to detail the covers and numbers that I had

so I shot them all and created a .pdf - here

I researched their current asking price on eBay

I followed up the request to let him know if I wanted to sell them

made an offer to sell at less than half of the asking price

pack in one secure box and dispatch

but on the condition he buy the lot . . .

sell for $1,400.00 or wait for possible $5,000.00

no reply as yet . . .

issue #5 is the earliest  . . .

and on the 30th May 2014 I received another email offer - see comments:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Another Inseparable - fakir/duck from 1983

I'll never forget the time I showed this to Ron McBurnie, he laughed till he cried. He has a signed version . . . this is the 2014 .pdf version, download and go print it.