Sunday, June 23, 2019

Progressing product and giveaway draw

©2019 Barry Smith - Leaf Pate Knives and Leafspoons ready for the final polish and tweaking
I managed to get back on track with silver-plated product production over the weekend. As you can see from the photo above I managed to get 15 items to the ground and wire brush polished stage. Now I need to do the final polish before adding swing tags and sending them off to Maleny Additions.

A few process photos follow.

©2019 Barry Smith - Gorgeous detail on this metal cut from a huge heavy silver-plated nickel silver - pieces will become Leaf Pate Knives - pattern will be on the reverse side
©2019 Barry Smith - Pate knives hammered and ready for bending and twisting
©2019 Barry Smith - Metal trimmed from the leaf spoon blanks.
©2019 Barry Smith - On the work bench
I also committed to drawing the recipient of the giveaway today. I did it the old fashioned way - put 9 names in a bowl and draw out the winner - and the winner is Bridgette - so a set of Daily Leaf Words will be packed and sent to her in the next couple of days.

©2019 Barry Smith - And the recipient of the giveaway is Bridgette G-M
Thanks to all the who checked out the post on ten years of blogging. Thanks also to people who still visit and leave comments - that takes time in this click and swipe age - so the effort and support is appreciated.


  1. love seeing your process so beautifully photographed, thanks so much for sharing all you do!

  2. Congratulations Bridgette! Barry, you've gone from strength to strength over the years, and I have small pieces from almost every stage. Love your work.


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