'Mesmerizing' Like a moth to a flame..
Colour changing from Ice White to Warm White
A few weeks before Christmas 2013, the tenants of the workshops within the Ruskin Glass Centre had a meeting to discuss what decorations will be around the centre.. This was going to be my first Christmas with these guy's and I wanted to make a bit of a show.
But not just that..
My workshop is behind the Cafe, down a narrow corridor from the main thoroughfare, and because of this I know of, and have seen people walk around the centre and not come down the corridor towards my space.
I've been collecting the Fentimans lemonade and Cola bottles from the Cafe recycling bin for a while and was just waiting for the right thing to make with these wonderful old style bottles.
The other thing is.. Do I just want to make some Christmas decorations, or should I make something that can stay there after everyone else has taken down theirs.
I tested out a couple of methods of holding the bottles to some timber, and got it..
Then I just thought, I've got to do it.. J
Not just any old J, but mine.
Lynn and I came up with my JH back in 1991/92 When I was in college and was thinking of starting my own business.
Here's a link to my JH stamp click on this
So I set out a J on a sheet of scrap ply, this took a lot longer then you think. To scale it up to just over 5ft tall.. within a few days and with 400 LED's and an old collectible woodworking magazine, chain, fittings and then black pigments mixed with a binder. (making the correct quantity, rather than buying black satin paint)
Here it is done, and it really gets noticed.
So if you would like something like this, call me.
I can make it, then I'll post it on here and show everyone else..
All the best