Clematis Spinnning Wheel

My Tiffany-inspired clematis Ashford Traditional is finally together with all parts buffed to a nice wax shine, and I'm absolutely delighted.


Patience isn't one of my strong points when I'm working on something that I'm so excited about. I'm managing to get a really nice wax shine on Ashford's silver beech. Unfortunately the secret isn't anything more spectacular than elbow-grease and time, so it's taken me quite a while to get to this point. But I think well worth the wait.


The only thing I'm a little disappointed with is that there's quite a variation in the natural colour of the wood. I've never applied an artificial colour, because the wood darkens naturally with time, but I wonder in this case whether it might have been a good idea, as some of the parts don't seem to match at the moment. Does it matter? I'm confident that with time and sunlight, the lighter wood will darken and it'll be less noticable.


3 comments:

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

I am not a great fan of painted wheels, having had one given me (with some interesting it has to be said... sheep I think) which gave me a bit of a headache!!

I found a picture the other day, so will go and have another look for it to prove my point...

anyways I digress, I am totally converted again now I have seen yours... beautiful...
hugs Shani

peahen said...

Thank you very much, Shani, that's reassuring.

Yarnspider said...

It looks so pretty I'm sure the colour dif's will change soon enough.