I am making some more Christmas presents, one busy week ahead. Who will they be for? Can't tell only the elves know. x
Here comes rainbow man 36mm in hight made from solid silver, mind you the rainbow is not included when you purchase him, but rainbow man might just make your life more colourfull. x
Back from the home land, filled up with love and laughter, my families rooted strength to keep going and a lot of new ideas.
I was surprised to see somebody had been very busy working at my workbench.
Hope the little spiders and my ideas wont clash to much.
All work is done, just enjoying the boys holidays, before it gets busy next week again with the Arts week set up. Enjoy the summer.
They call it the gold of the Baltic Sea, but in fact it is fossilized tree resin.
Because it originates as a soft and sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions, giving us a look back in time, natural amber can be millions of years old.
It comes in different colours too from white, to yellow gold, brown, red, black and even the very rare blue of the amber from the Dominican Republic.
One of the greatest mysteries involves amber the famous Amber Chamber/ Das Bernsteinzimmer, which was said to weigh more than 6 tons.
In 1716 it was given by the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm I. to his then ally Tsar Peter the Great of the Russian Empire.
It was looted during world war II. and then lost in the end of war chaos. The Question is: Was it destroyed when Koenigsberg Castle burned down, did it sink with the Wilhelm Gustloff, or is it still hidden somewhere… nobody knows the fate of this amazing piece of craftsmanship and history.
I invite you as well to play some music with my silver instruments. They will be shown in Good’s Kilkenny the 21st of June.
Today is the official opening of the Eigse Festival in Carlow.
My display in the Visual got finished just in time.