Hi there everyone!
We are now just coming down from the high of a fabulous (once again) seminar. A wonderful time was had by all, including us. Rick is getting pictures ready for a newsletter and blog to share some of the fun we all enjoyed.
This serving dish . . .
. . . must be a gazillion years old. Or, if not, at least a hundred years old.
I don't remember where it came from, only that it was my favorite and I used it almost everyday. It is about 15 inches at its widest and has a nice old ivory-color crackled patina. In the back is a cool trademark with an almost too happy looking lion and a unicorn with a questionable look on his face . . . . "Royal Stone China, Wedgwood & Co."
We have an old cast iron stove in the kitchen and the heating part was on the other morning and I heard that (too) familiar "crack" of something not too happy.
Ugh! My beautiful old platter finally died.
A big crack appeared down the middle, but not all the way through. I just could not toss it. It served me too well for too long. So . . . what does one do with an old cracked but in one piece dish that has no value to anyone???
You tangle it, of course!
I added a bit of super glue where the crack was and figured I could just look at it for a while longer. . . at least until it broke in two. I owed it that much at least.
I picked up my trusty IDentiPen®
and went to town.
So smooth and fun to write on! Much easier than I thought it would be.
I started with that big black tangle and added a bunch of springkle, fluxed it on either side then added that flowy version of tripoli.
I balanced it all off with garlands of pokeleaf and a few other bits here and there.
I did not use a string, but figured out I could have used the grey Fabrico® marker, had I thought of it. Oh well, next time.
I may throw a coat of urethane on it. Or not. Not sure.
I like it. It will have a nice home in the china cabinet in the dining room.
Sigh. . . .
And here is another piece I revived.
It was an old candy dish I think with the plating wearing off to reveal the copper(?) beneath. It was damaged beyond repair in the middle of the bowl so we added some tangles in black and used a white Sakura® Gelly Roll® pen to add some highlights.
Oops . . . Almost forgot! Susan Olsen is the winner of a tile from the last blog, "Bordering on . . . "
Its on the way, Susan. Congrats from me and Rick.
We will not be giving this venerable platter away, but I am sure we can find something worthwhile to send out to one of you lovely tanglers. . .
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