Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Hornbook in Beeswax

Beeswax Hornbook

What an incredible hornbook in beeswax this is!  Measuring approximately 6" x 6" and weighing almost 6 oz.  This original design was actually an antique springerle mold (cookie) from which I  had a professional silicone mold designed for beeswax.  Such incredible detail:

I dusted the beeswax with gold mica so that the detail would show up in the pictures.  I showed this at a needlework trade show, but didn't get any shops really interested due to the cost and shipping of this heavy an item.  I'm thrilled to offer this for sale now on our etsy site which is:  If you love hornbooks, this is certainly a must for your collection.  It would be functional to actually wax your threads, but we will be offering smaller beeswaxers for this purpose.  I think it is too beautiful to use!  When you consider this was all hand carved in wood (in reverse) it is quite amazing.

Still dyeing. . . .threads that is

Until Later,

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