Arts & Crafts Style Trinket Tray

by laurie jane kern on February 20, 2010

Actually I think it might be more Art Nouveau  but I will let you decided.

This tray was requested by Elisa of Scotland a few weeks ago. She wanted another tray to put her bling in, when she is washing dishes. Personally I don’t think a person of her lineage should be doing dishes but maybe times are tough for her highness too.

Hmm, could this be why I have not gotten my Royal Warrant yet either? Maybe she let the calligrapher go?

The tray was “raised” about 4 weeks ago and then I was trying to finish the shape when I smashed my thumb – and thus all work stopped on this. The thumb is all healed now and even though the tray is not symmetrical and one wall is more vertical than the other, I got started on the chasing & repousse last week.

It took four attempts to get the curly-q’s to the point where I was happy. I then thickened the lines, lined the design and then flipped the tray so I could start the repousse from the back. The tray is longer than the diameter of my pitch bowl and thus I had to fill the tray and build a platform of pitch to place the tray on.

[I have just bought a 8″ diam shallow pitch pot]

Today I finish the tray, trimmed the walls, filed out the rough spots and it is now being cleaned. I will probably mail it to Elisa sometime next week. Maybe I will send some home grown lemons too (so they don’t get scurvy this winter)

Trinket Tray

I am very happy with the results and I am thinking that “trinket trays” might be a product line – yes I am almost to the point where I want to make things to sell!

For more pictures visit the Metals 2010 page over at Kernology.

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arianargent February 22, 2010 at 10:55 am

Sorry. I wasn’t commenting on your spelling.

The Rotal typo was of course mine.

I was trying to suggest, lightly, that those responsible for awarding Royal Warrants would think that “gotten” was an Americanism. I think “got” is the British equivalent, and even that is/was deprecated as a vulgarism.

I’ve gotten rich.
I got rich.
I became rich.

My browser (well, the website really) is forever complaining that I’m using NoScript.

Laurie Jane Kern February 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

hmmm? I spelled it correctly (even before you sent me these comments)
Maybe your browser has issues ;=)))

arianargent February 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

Oops. s/Rotal/Royal

arianargent February 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

I suspect nobody who says “gotten” has a Rotal Warrant 🙂

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