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A loveseat with fine lines getting treated to new suit of ombré herringbone Hekla wool from @wmorrisandco Pure Morris Kindred collection #weekendwork #upholsterylife #livableluxury #shopscenes #behindthescenes #greatbonesdeservegreatfabric #wonderfulwool #whatsontheworkbench #workingsolo #keepitgoingkeepitflowing #reupholsteronpurpose

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So Laura when are you going to show us #whatsontheworkbench 🤷🏽‍♀️ ? Been working on some custom orders and since @torrancecraftsmensguild has me regularly sewing again for outreach projects I decided I had to have a table top ironing board. No more lugging out the full size for small projects. Luckily @joann_stores was able to ship relatively quickly, apparently they are getting slammed with orders as all the crafty folks #stayhome and #staysafe. Hope you all are finding the time for creative expression. 😙❤ #getcreative #sewing #ironing #ironingboard

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Working on a custom whale tail 🐋 necklace for one of the @cabrillomarineaquarium whalewatch coordinators. She still has to pick the chain color, can you help? Which do you prefer, red, silver, or gold? #whatsontheworkbench #whaletail #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #wirework #jewelry #accessories #whichone #pickacolor

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UPDATE: finished listed and sold! Thank you!!!!What’s on the workbench: cream Pendleton wool lumbar pillow. Exposed zipper and black + made from black Pendleton wool. If I was good at hand-stitching a blanket stitch that’s what I would do! @simplewoolwhims ..... LOL I need a lesson! #whatsontheworkbench #mypendleton #pendletonwms #pendletonwool #swisscross #handcraftedpillows #wooldecor #anniversarygift #woolanniversary #neutralpillow #neutraldecor #nordichome #nordichomedecor #scandinaviandesign #scandinavianstyle #bespokepillows

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Packaging..... #marchmeetthemaker . A couple of years ago I changed all my greetings card packaging from those clear corn starch bags & a sticker to using just a single paper clip. I'm trying to come up with lots of different uses & things I can make with a paper clip which I can then put on my website. I would love to hear any of your ideas! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #whatsontheworkbench #thecuriositycupboard #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #handmadegreetingscards #justacard #reclaimedpaper #vintagepaper #vintagesheetmusic #justapaperclip

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Packaging..... #marchmeetthemaker . A couple of years ago I changed all my greetings card packaging from those clear corn starch bags & a sticker to using just a single paper clip. I'm trying to come up with lots of different uses & things I can make with a paper clip which I can then put on my website. I would love to hear any of your ideas! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #whatsontheworkbench #thecuriositycupboard #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #handmadegreetingscards #justacard #reclaimedpaper #vintagepaper #vintagesheetmusic #justapaperclip

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Current project..... #marchmeetthemaker . I feel a bit discombobulated this weekend. I had planned to spend it finishing some creatures for the craft festival in Cheltenham next weekend. The fair has been postponed until August so I've decided to grab the opportunity & spend a few days doing some stuff for me. Today I'm going to finish a sample brooch/pin that I'm making for myself. . Details: reclaimed knitting needle, broken clay pipe piece from the Thames, steel wire, mercerised cotton and ruby bead. . Happy healthy weekend to you all! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #whatsontheworkbench #collectprotectcurate #mudlarking #riverthamesfinds #mudlarkingfinds #riverwyefinds #beachcombingfinds #urbanarchaeology #contemporaryarchaeology #intertidalarchaeology #forgottenthingfinder #wireworker #dorsetwheel

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Current project..... #marchmeetthemaker . I feel a bit discombobulated this weekend. I had planned to spend it finishing some creatures for the craft festival in Cheltenham next weekend. The fair has been postponed until August so I've decided to grab the opportunity & spend a few days doing some stuff for me. Today I'm going through my paper scraps & making myself a 'new' book. Happy healthy weekend to you all! . . . #marchmeetthemaker2020 #whatsontheworkbench #thecuriositycupboard #wireandwordtwister #forgottenthingfinder #magicdustcollector #wireworker

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One of the new artefacts currently on the workbench..... . Artefact so far: preserved lemon skin using a tannin rich iron solution, steel wire, slipware potsherd (from the Thames) and large mother of pearl button found in a charity shop button box. . . . #collectprotectcurate #workinprogress #wip #whatsontheworkbench #usingfoodwaste #urbanarchaeology #mudlarking #riverthamesfinds

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A SUPERYETI Workshop creation. I am just so happy about that silhouette. He’s just shaping up so nicely! #sasquatch #customactionfigures #customactionfigure #kitbash #handbuild #byhandinplace #blewis #superyeticustoms #whatsontheworkbench #superyetiworkshop #wip #thisweekincustoms

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Latest item on the #workbench is this #thomasandfriends open wagon. Many pieces need replacing with the correct colour version... . . #whatsontheworkbench #lego #legotrains #afol #lnur #troublesometrucks #thomasthetankengine #legothomasandfriends

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The January Flock are off today on a new adventure up to Grassmere in the Lake District @beckstepsgiftshop. Its lovely having a workshop full of smiling Herdy Mirabelles, but it will also be wonderful to have space to move! #herdwicksheep #Mirabelles #Harriet #sheepshapedfootstools #luxuryinterior #veryspecialfootstool #whatsontheworkbench onmyworktable #fullhouse #handmadeinDorset #Ewenique

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#whatsontheworkbench #sneakpeek at “Big Red”.. Tri-drive Freightliner Cascadia Heavy Haul.. more photos later today.. N Scale 1/160 #Trainworx newly released Freightliner Cascadia.. I took this Mid roof Cascadia and added a driver, trimmed down the side skirts/fuel tanks and added Trainworx 150 gallon smooth tanks, headache rack and air horns, Roco rotary beacons, hand painted the mirrors as they are black plastic from factory.. #modeltrainsofinstagram #freightliner #modeltrucksofinstagram #nscale #peterbilt #freightlinercascadia #showtrucks #custom #largecar #cummins #youtube #instagood #trucking #truckin #braillescale #caterpillar #truckinglife #sheriffbufordtjustice #countrymusic #worldsgreatesthobby #3d #goldcoast #carcrusher #chickenlightsandchrome #country #micromark

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#whatsontheworkbench #sneakpeek at “Big Red”.. Tri-drive Freightliner Cascadia Heavy Haul.. more photos later today.. N Scale 1/160 #Trainworx newly released Freightliner Cascadia.. I took this Mid roof Cascadia and added a driver, trimmed down the side skirts/fuel tanks and added Trainworx 150 gallon smooth tanks, headache rack and air horns, Roco rotary beacons, hand painted the mirrors as they are black plastic from factory.. #modeltrainsofinstagram #freightliner #modeltrucksofinstagram #nscale #peterbilt #freightlinercascadia #showtrucks #custom #largecar #cummins #youtube #instagood #trucking #truckin #braillescale #caterpillar #truckinglife #countrymusic #worldsgreatesthobby #3d #goldcoast #carcrusher #chickenlightsandchrome #country #micromark

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What's on the rack for this week's production? A great start to the year. A nice variety of jobs. Little bummed I forgot to get a before picture on the boots refinish. I am looking forward to sharing #whatsondeck each week. . . . . #smallbusinessowner #leathergoods #customleather #leatherrepair #knifesheath #customeverything #handmade #makersgunnamake #workbench #whatsontheworkbench #intheshop #imakestuff #shopsmall #smallbusiness #weregunnamakeitafterall #ineedamassage #docs #docmartens #referbish #restore #docmartinrepair #fixmydocs #camerastrap #compendium

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#whatsontheworkbench the first brass ring I tried to use after working with 16 gauge stainless steel. I forget to go back to being gentle with the softer metals! #oops #workingwithmetal #stainlesssteeljewelry #brassjewelry #dontknowmyownstrength 😬

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My wood workshop! Its looking pretty full just now with smiles all round from Harriet and the Mirabelles. The weekend will be spent building all these carved heads into the Ewenique flock that is heading up to Surrey next week for the big craft show @westhorsleyplace with @craftinfocus This week I invested in another floodlight for the workshop so it is a glorious SAD free zone on this damp grey day. #smilingatewe #workshop #whatsontheworkbench #handcarvedfurniture #handmadeindorset #Mirabelle #Harriet #myhappyplace #craftinfocus #Ewenique

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This is the state of my workbench at the moment ! I'm in massive making mode to restock my galleries for Christmas as well as make work for @cruxcraftfair @elmsliehousemalvern #h-artchristmas and #devongreenwoodcentre ..... busy busy busy!!!

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#whatsontheworkbench kinda wanna keep this for myself...🤔😊 Stainless steel Japanese 12 in 2 weave bib necklace. #stainlesssteeljewelry #stainlesssteel #japanese12in2 #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #necklace #handmadechain #wellilikeit #bibnecklace #heirloomquality

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I've had a day at work !!! Bits and bobs hanging about on my workbench making a nice little sunny image. I've been working on some new hanging birds today amongst other things, more photos to come later in the week.

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#whatsontheworkbench Done with the weave ⛓. Now should I antique it then tumble it, or just tumble it? 🤔 #copperjewelry #handwoven #chainmail #copperrose

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#whatsontheworkbench Half Persian 4 in 1 chain in Halloween colored anodized aluminum and shiny copper. #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #copperjewelry #anodizedaluminum 🌲🌲🌲⛰

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#whatsontheworkbench 20 gauge copper rings and copper rose box clasp for a bracelet.🔗🔗🔗 #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #metaljewelry #copperjewelry 🌲🌲🌲⛰

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Finally getting back to the workbench after a difficult summer. So why not go totally 🍂🍁🌾🍂Autumn? An anodized aluminum Byzantine bracelet in fall colors fresh off the workbench. #whatsontheworkbench #freshofftheworkbench #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #wirework #jewelry #accessories #fallcolors #welcomefall🍁🍂 #sweaterweather #byzantine #autumnvibes🍁 #myfavoriteseason #iamanautumn #seasonalcolors

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My week has definitely not gone according to plan, oh well... this is how I'm leaving my work bench tonight to greet me in the morning.

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This afternoon I'm doing the painstaking task of rubbing protective wax into all my wire and paper work, and off again ! It's a tricky business trying not to bend the delicate wire and paper bits. The wax was developed by the British Museum to protect artefacts from tarnishing and staining.

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Today I have been mostly making dogs. I think the wild winds hitting the south west today have sent these ones a little crazy! I'm very much being with all the climate protesters in spirit today, various things stopped me getting to my local protest but I hope they were all listened to by governments around the world. We can all make our own small changes to our behaviours but at the end of the day we need governments to make massive changes immediately to tryy and tackle climate change. I want to weep. I still can't believe so much time and energy is being wasted over Brexit. Anyway. Have super duper weekends all of you.

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These little people are waiting to be part of my 'reach for the stars' wire pieces, ready for some of my (shhh it's THAT word..) Christmas shows as well as our South Hams Open Studios event which is running from12th - 27th October at the Devon Greenwood Centre near Battisborough Cross. Oh blimey, thats really soon. Sooner than I could do with it being!

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It’s Saturday night and I’m working on re-magnetising a rather big boy to his base. I’ve had him done before but the old magnets just couldn’t handle the weight. From the base can you guess what I’m working on? #whatsontheworkbench #whatsinthebackground #warhammer40k #warhammer #Magnetisingminis #saturdaynighthobby #bigminis #rebasing #rebasingwarhammer #hobbytimeathealys

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Red-tail in progress. (I just told him it’s almost Monday. Same hawk, same.) 😑 #whatsontheworkbench #workinprogress #aviantaxidermy #taxidermy

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Work in progress...

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Andy next to the male lion form for scale. #museumtaxidermy #bigcats #taxidermy #whatsontheworkbench

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Lion mounting marathon! We’re out here helping Tim and Daniel with a big project at NHMLA this week. Shooting for 2 cats in 2 days... can we do it? 🦁🦁🌘🌑🌒🧭 . . #museumtaxidermy #labordayovertime #taxidermy #howitsmade #whatsontheworkbench

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#whatsontheworkbench Drawing out a small thistle panel for @highlandgamesnash. Getting close! Don’t forget to get your tickets and join us at Percy Warner Park on September 7th and 8th! #magnoliab #staindglass #thistles #Scottish #highlandgamesnash #nashville

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More work in progress. On this wet wet summer day it feels like we could be swimming through the air.

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New ideas... making the most of my couple of days in my studio this summer holiday.

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Few things are as satisfying as freshly washed owl feathers 🤤💦🦉 Can you name the species??? . . #whatsontheworkbench #museumtaxidermy #specimenpreparation #burninthemidnightoil #asmrfortaxidermists #icantbelieveitsnotbutter

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I love the seedheads that appearing amongst the still flowering plants in the hedgerows and my garden at the moment. I've gone tiny again, it must be in reaction to the large wire piece that I was working on for a couple of weeks ! Also just invested in some new metal snips so am finally able to cut little shapes from my thin metal sheet that's been waiting for years as you can see in the tiny leaves and detail in this picture! What do you think? More sturdy than my gold painted paper flower details.

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This large piece really is jamming up my brain! I know it's good to go out of my usual teeny tiny miniature-making comfort zone so am perservering...

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Messy work table Monday. This is reality- I don’t have a clean, beautiful work table. It’s always cluttered, I find inspiration in the chaos. This is were I do my assembling, my metalsmithing area is being reorganized right now as I move things around. This table has gotten a bit out of control though lately with it being too hot to be in my studio even with AC full blast. I’ll be tidying up today. 😻 . . . #messymonday #whatsontheworkbench #reallife #chaoticinspiration #jewelrymaker #workbenchmonday #mymessyspace

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I'm quiet these days as am super duper busy on the run up to the school holidays and trying to get as much done as possible before then... here's a little combo of things that are in progress on my work bench at the moment.

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What’s on my work bench today. Stay tuned!!!! 🐜 . . . #scarabjewelry #whatsontheworkbench #egyptianjewelry #egyptophile #bluepatina #witchyvibes #egyptiangoddess #inprogress

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#whatsontheworkbench is back! Hand wired amethyst (protections healing), kyanite (clearing and cleansing), and Swarovski pearls linked together with sterling silver barrel weave chain. #amethyst #kyanite #swarovski #pearl #silver #barrelweave #chain #bracelet #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #wirework #beaded #jewelry 🌲🌲🌲⛰

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Arf! #whatsontheworkbench #lormasart

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Eek where did that week go? Maybe I lost it looking at eggshells and wildlife, and fighting a gum infection. Anyway. Some progress made, but an awful lot of unfinished jewellery and it’s only two weeks to go until @saltaireinspired and my first fair of the year. I’ll be at the beautiful Victoria Hall for the Makers Fair 25-27th May and I hope to be taking some of these fledgling rings along (finished, of course)... Happy Weekend Folks! #unfinishedbusiness #whatsontheworkbench #wip #catherinewoodall #saltaireinspired #makeitsaltaire #saltairemakersfair

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A little preview of something I've been working on. A uBitx HF tranciever kit. #hamradio #whatsontheworkbench #electronics #sota #ubitx #hamradioworkbench

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I’m the person who wants to know your process. For anything. I’d watch How-It’s-Made marathons all day if you’d let me. I love learning about the WHY behind the HOW. As much as I enjoy seeing everyone’s pretty, well-put-together grams and then I think, ‘but what did it look like to get there?’ 🧐 4 years ago, on the same design table I use now, I made these big guys for Debbie & Scott. 💟 Since, their family has grown, I’ve gotten married, life has moved on. These flowers are long gone, but their memory lives on in photos. But I don’t hold onto the finished product, I hold onto the memory of making them. 🛠 Sometimes it’s not about the destination…It’s about the journey. 🛣

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#whatsontheworkbench #customorder Fine silver Byzantine chainmaille and garnet Swarovski crystals for the daughter of my sweet cousin @liliduke1975 . I too have a garnet baby. Hope she ❤'s it! 😁🤞 I want to add a charm, ideas? #jewelrymaker #jewelrydesign #craftersofinstagram #family #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #wirework #jewelry #crystal #swarovski #madewithlove❤️

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So excited that I am actually using the torch tonight!! Gotta squeeze it in where I can this week. . . . #torchtime #silversmithing #metalwork #jewelryartist #whatsontheworkbench #hustle #makeithappen

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Today is noisy sawing day. This week has been very unproductive and I need to make up for lost time. . . . . #whatsontheworkbench #sundayfunday #selfemployed #jewelrymaker #bossbabe #gettingitdone #artisanjewelry #onewomanshow

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I cleaned up my work bench, put things away, cut midi ring shanks and planned on making rings tomorrow. Sadly I forgot I have a doc appt at the hospital then rush to dentist to get my chipped and broken tooth fixed finally. I guess torch time will have to wait until Tuesday. . . . #torchtime #whatsontheworkbench #silversmithing #metalwork #jewelryartist #creativity

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#whatsontheworkbench #prototype for a customer with the best purple hair color. #custom #customjewelry

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Instagram is full of curated, beautiful content. Meant to capture your attention and whisk you off to a dreamland away from work and to-do lists. It’s important to zoom out, to see the chaos amongst the creation in progress. That in itself is beautiful. It’s about the journey, not the destination. 🛣

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I’m hours deep into #DanCharnas book, #WorkClean on @audible and I am obsessed. The idea of applying Mise en Place outside is the kitchen 🍴is just brilliant💡and I cannot believe I never thought about it before. I was immediately called back to this image captured by @truegracephoto : my daily mise. All of my tools neatly lined out for easy access and review. 🧰🔪 I’m learning setting myself up for success is about valuing the things around me. Caring for them as much as I would the people in my life is truly making a difference in my overall creative process. There is something so #zen about setting up your workplace.

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Rats! 😖 A ring of a different size got into the bag of 18g 9/32, can you see it? Most chainmaille weaves require precise ring sizes in order to hold its pattern and shape. Thankfully I was able to replace it. 🙃 Yes this is a new weave for me. It's called Celtic Visions. Uses bright aluminum and champagne anodized aluminum rings. #whatsontheworkbench #handmadechains #champagne #silver #aluminum #celticvisions #anodizedaluminum #ThreePineHill #handcrafted #chainmaille #jewelry #oops #whew

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There is something so zen about mise en place. 👩🏻‍🍳

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