A Post-Modern take? Perhaps. Or, rather, a tongue-in-cheek way of saying that I was toying with the design and thought a nail over which the material hangs seemed fun for a stand-alone swag and drop, rather than the ring or knot you might see on a classical mantelpiece or mirror frame.
In this video I carve the nails out of contrasting wood and bore the delicate hole in swag where the material will appear to drape over them; remove the carving from the backing board; finish with beeswax, and assemble the whole thing.
| 24 January 2023 22:31
| 24 January 2023 11:19
John - No, I left the wax until last. I didn't want to interfere with the glue!
| 22 January 2023 20:51
Did you wax the permanent pins before you glued them in?