Friday, 16 April 2010

Onion Jewellery

Yes you have read it correctly! A customer asked me last week if I could make him some onion cufflinks, well in his own words he asked “I know this may seem like a strange request but is it possible for you make cuff-links with an onion ring inside”.

I managed to persuade him that using real onions was probably a bad idea. I am not sure if you could get an onion small enough, maybe spring onions I suppose. But since objects need to be completely free from moisture before being placed in resin, I wouldn’t like to say how an onion ring would look when it has been completely dried!

Onion vegetable jewellery
So I suggested using vegetable dolls house miniatures and that is exactly what I used. These lovely detailed and handmade miniature onions have been embedded into clear resin cufflinks, and he is delighted with his new onion cufflinks! I never did ask what the significance of having onion jewellery and I probably will never find out, so I will leave that one to your imagination!

To read about his reaction to his new onion cufflinks please visit my website Testimonials page.

6 comments:

  1. Just brilliant! Ogres are like onions are like customers - they have many layers!

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  2. Haha, Cool!! That's another interesting story behind your jewellery!! The cufflinks look amazing also very cute :)

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  3. Brilliant work as usual. You do get some weird requests don't you but the finished result is actually quite cute.

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  4. Excellent! would love to know why onions? was he French???

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  5. Oh that's fantastic they look amazing.

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  6. HAHA! No I don't think he was french, his name is Trev from Tewkesbury, although he did say that he had some friends in Jersey (which is near France I think).

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