So here’s a peek at what was in that gorgeous custom linen box I made last month :
So stoked with how they look. Next post : Installation of the birds up on the wall!
These birds were handcut out of old vinyl records - In the process of working through this idea I found that you can’t get vinyl laser cut as its highly carcinogen and corrosive… It’ll basically fuck that expensive-as piece of machinery, as well as being really damaging to both the environment and anyone in the same space as the lasercutter. So my swallows were painstakingly cut out and sanded all by hand. And it really was a labour of love – Lots of time and swearing involved with getting the finishing perfect … I have a whole new found appreciation for jewellers now!
Thinking presentation boxes are def. the way to go with this new work now, fully worth the time and effort to make the whole finished piece ‘right’.