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Every day, when I look at the wild swans and sandhill cranes here at the Copper Swan Refuge, I think, "Really.. how can I possibly make anything that amazing?"

Usually, that's when I get bitten by a mosquito, and I go back into the studio to see what I can whip up.

Here are the ingredients we use: Handmade ceramic tile (I make it), copper, antique cabinets or drawers, wavy antique glass, Swarovski crystal, pearls, antique bobbins, and a dash of steampunk hardware. What's not to love?

The general theme: Beautiful, but also useful. A few examples:

... Abandoned 1903 hardware store drawers... turned into hipster dresser boxes.

... Dusty drawers from 1899 treadle sewing machine... turned into sweet jewelry boxes with antique bobbin legs…

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  • Joined February 18, 2012

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tile, handmade tile, reclaimed wood, upcycled wood, oak, walnut, satin, ceramic, gold, mosaic, antique, steampunk, quiltpunk

About

Every day, when I look at the wild swans and sandhill cranes here at the Copper Swan Refuge, I think, "Really.. how can I possibly make anything that amazing?"

Usually, that's when I get bitten by a mosquito, and I go back into the studio to see what I can whip up.

Here are the ingredients we use: Handmade ceramic tile (I make it), copper, antique cabinets or drawers, wavy antique glass, Swarovski crystal, pearls, antique bobbins, and a dash of steampunk hardware. What's not to love?

The general theme: Beautiful, but also useful. A few examples:

... Abandoned 1903 hardware store drawers... turned into hipster dresser boxes.

... Dusty drawers from 1899 treadle sewing machine... turned into sweet jewelry boxes with antique bobbin legs.

... Handmade wooden toolbox... turned into a tidy collector's cabinet.

And tile. That's what I love the most. I cut and glaze all of my tile myself, and designed my tile studio to have a 180 degree view of the wetlands here. I mainly design and create tile for my own projects, but I'm offering a few of my own designs for sale by the square foot.

Enjoy!

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