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I carved a special woodblock for all of my family members this year (plus my good friend @stark ) I used glow in the dark ink for my brother’s spaceship and it’s so badass, I almost don’t want to give it away. I’ll have to make one for myself sometime. Very happy with how these turned out, definitely going to keep doing this style of work. Can’t wait to give these out tomorrow!

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Ivory mirror back with relief carving of a Knight and Lady Playing Chess, c. 1300-25, Paris, France. From the object’s listing among the collections of the V&A: “More mirror cases have survived than any other form of secular ivory. They are thin discs carved on the face with scenes of lovers, the Attack on the Castle of Love, or other subjects, while the back was so designed that a polish...

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pendant, Lewis Tamihana Gardiner (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Whanau a Apanui, Ngāi Tahu)

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Here you go @koalpire my entire collection of staves and wands. All collected, carved, sanded, stained and oiled by myself. Not a single one of these are used for ritual work, I might post another day of my personal hazel wand which I use for ceremonial purposes. The wands were made for friends when we were going to do a Harry Potter play so I made loads to give the actors variety when they wo...

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