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Monday, 29 February 2016

Two Days' Work and More to Go



Two days' worth of making berries for my St. Johnswort plant! And another day to go. I think I can get perhaps another 24 berries out of the bits of wire left over, and it looks like I have enough of the tiny tissue flowers for the sepals.


Then I get to tease out strands of silk sewing thread to make the stamens for the flowers. I think my Tudor apothecary garden will only get one of these plants....


The colours vary, because that makes the berries more realistic. And I used an American penny because Canada no longer uses pennies; the copper was worth more than the coin's face value, and people were literally just dropping the pennies on the ground.


I just hope that the tissue paper won't fade over time; I do not want to replace all the sepals and leaves.

4 comments:

  1. Wow - what a lot of work! As usual though, they look fantastic! I can hardly wait to see the finished product. - Marilyn D., Oromocto, NB
    http://charminis.blogspot.ca

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  2. Se ven deliciosas y perfectas!!
    Besos.

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  3. The long hours and careful work are paying off...they look perfectly lovely! The finished plant will be exceptional if these pieces are any indication!

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  4. Thank you all for your kind comments! I am currently forming the last (probably) batch of berries, so I can "build" the plant....

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