I was inspired by a thread yesterday about knitting, to start a craft or making thread to see what people on here like to craft or make. I like to bead/make jewellery, the type I make is sewn out of seed beads, into a variety of patterns. Included are some photos of my latest piece, a necklace which took 12 hours! Please feel free to share your craft/hobby and a picture of your latest/favourite make if you wish.
i like making things and i am an avid collector of tools i like doing paracord weaving and i make edison lamps im currently decorating a printers tray with knic knacs and some art pieces that are based on tress pics attached
that sounds interesting. What is an Edison lamp?
the old fashioned edison bulbs they look really different so much better than leds i make them from scratch
looks interesting and is that an old style suitcase that I see underneath it? I have one of those in my loft that used to belong to my Grandma (the suitcase)
Do you use the Edison lamps to light your house?
it is yeah i bought it off ebay and bought travel stickers to decorate it like it had been to many different countries i also have a really big trunk that's about 180 yrs old
yeah i prefer the light they emit it's not as harsh as led though i only put them on when people call as i prefer the dark too much light hurts
Aw I like historical artifacts of sorts. I did have a collection of old English coins but lost them when I moved house 10 years ago Where did you get the big trunk from?
I can imagine the light they emit would be quite soft. I’m the opposite with light, but then my vision isn’t the greatest so I need it to be really light so that I can actually see properly
ebay again from a seller called bramblecam cost me £250 but i love it
shame about your coins
im currently in the process of collecting some 1:76 scale dinky vehicles to make a shadow box of old style cars trucks and buses that i have driven through my lifetime
The only time I was ever asked 'anything to declare' at Customs was when I took my old coin collection with me because I had decided not to return to the UK. Nothing special in the main, a few Victorian coins, other coins pre-decimalisation, some post it a really: these might well seem like relatíve old coins to kids I teach now.........
I did have an Edwardian gold sovereign, a warn George III sixpence dated 1816, the year without a summer, and another Georgian shilling in mint condition for 1781, but which are very common.
Actually I often keep modern coins to show kids, passing on the wisdom received by my own good self that the fifty p was an equilateral curved hectagon, the new pound being a dodecagon.
And no I didn't declare them.
would love to have some gold sovereigns lol
I know, I'm still mourning their loss
That sounds like a really innovative and fun project :-)
and expensive lol if only i had kept all my corgi and dinky toys
oh no, shame you didn't keep them
Your coin collection sounds amazing! I wish I still had my coin collection :-(