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A drafting table.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в Metalwork

As I wrote many times I hate working with metal, but this is the only thing that interests me now. Funny enough, I love brass casting, maybe because the only thing I have to do is model making.
Anyway, one day I notice those wonderful vintage drafting tables and architect’s tables and fall in love with them. It’s a very unconventional item, not many people want them in their dollhouses, but it was a chance for me to try metal construction. It became so easy for me planning a piece for woodworking purposes that I thought metal would be something similar for me. Oh boy, I was wrong, big time.
The table I made is simple, but there are couple of things that maybe not so easy to make – gears for height adjustment, table top angle adjustment. The parts are quite big, so you cannot just solder them together (and of course I thought I could when I was making a 3d model).

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Here are casted pieces

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Chippendale Firescreen

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в Uncategorized

After pretty successful experience with higher count petit point, I decided that I can make another screen, but this time on 90 count silk gauze. I found this screen in a book dedicated to Thomas Chippendale 300th anniversary of birth. It’s pretty tall 169.5cm high, the screen itself is pretty large too.

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I should also say that the original screen is fully made of wood, in my version a pole and a finial are made of brass. The finial was traditional too, but I made a parrot 🙂

The screen is stitched on a 90 count silk gauze, with Chinese silk floss.

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French Firescreen, the second version.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в Miniature Needlepoint, Miniature Needlepoint

I don’t really understand how I missed that one on my blog, I took it to IGMA school last year and haven’t posted about it! This screen is a bit different, it has a higher count silk gauze (86) and different design, besides the frame has a different finish.

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A bit of a process:

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Brass table lamps in Victorian Style

Author: Виктория, May 8, 2019 в Lighting

I continue my work on brass casting techniques, I really like the process of modeling and want to improve it. I started from simple brass lamps in Victorian style.

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The lamp shades are covered with silk and decorated with 16/0 beads, I couldn’t find any smaller.

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The lights are not working yet, they will be LED lights, but I also bought some traditional so maybe I’ll change them.

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Adams Style Table.

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

It’s done!

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The carved elements were gilted, the rest of the table is painted with acrylic gouache. Later during Chicago show I was lucky to speak to Robert Dawson, who suggested that inner parts of the table, a vase and the flowers were made of bronze. So I decided to make a new version of this table. With the real marble table top and cast bronze parts. But it’ll be a different color. I think that both table and marble top will be beige.

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Adams style table

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в WIP, WIP

I’m a fan of on of the books on European furniture, almost every piece there is on my to-do list. This table happened to be the first one I actually made.
A bit of process below, I made several carved elements, all of them gone to my “virtual” trash bin. I wanted the carving to be more expressive.

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A Bookcase in eclectic style.

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

This bookcase was commissioned in the end of 2018. I found the reference drawing of it in one of Russian books on furniture history. I always wanted to make something in this style, these moldings were one of the reasons. I used to hate making them, but it was years ago. Now it seemed like a very easy operation. It’s always interesting to see how my feelings on different techniques changed over the time.

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French commodes. Part 2

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

I wrote about these commodes many months ago, I was hoping to be able to update my blog very often, but some commissions happened plus I was very busy for my Chicago show, so it’s my first time when I can finally get back to my blog.

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These two commodes are, of course, are done. They went to Tom Bishop Chicago International show, one of them came back to Moscow.

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Art Nouveau Tables

Very quick project, it took me just two days to make them. Pearwood, stained.

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A little sketch while planning the pieces.

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DH magazine publication

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в To Read, Worth Seeing

I’m very excited and honored to be featured in Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine! Actually it’s my Studley workbench that’s been featured but I’m happy anyway:)

DHminiatures Issue 63

You can buy digital version or print here – 63th issue – http://www.dhminiatures.com/issues

Блог о коллекционной кукольной миниатюре, кукольной мебели, румбоксах и кукольных домиках в масштабе 1/12. Информация о предстоящих выставках кукольной миниатюры, чертежи кукольной мебели и инструкции, советы по созданию кукольной мебели и румбоксов.