They've come all the way from America and I love them!
There are actually two hammers with four different textures. The first one has wide ridges and gives this ripple effect:
The next one - and my favourite - has raised circles which give this lovely texture which reminds me of fabric.
Narrow ridges give this tree bark - or pouring rain effect.
The fourth one has little squares which give an effect like basket weave.
These are really sample pieces - just to see what the effects would be. I'm excited now to use them in more complex designs. Watch this space!
At last I've used one of my etched pieces (blogged about here). This reminds me of a tattoo - hence its name, Love Lies Bleeding.
And lastly, a new shaggy loop bracelet. This one is made with copper rings and glass magatamas in greens and purples and is called Lavender Garden.
Sarah and I are off to Devizes tomorrow to sell at a Craft Fair.
I hope you have a great bank holiday weekend and that the sun shines on us all.
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