Archive for the ‘Figural Nutcracker’ Category

Brandon has completed two more restorations.  First is this monkey…the pin needed to be replaced.  I don’t have before pictures of this piece.  However, in the after photos you can see that the pin has been blended to match the piece’s patina and doesn’t look like a new pin.  It is now fully operational.

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metal monkey side

Next is this woman sitting on a log.  She had some condition issues such as her nose was missing, bottom lip and upper teeth were also in need of repair.  The overall finish of the piece was freshened up also.  Here are some before pictures….




Here are the after pictures….

old lady sideold lady front angleold lady frontold lady close up

These pieces came together nicely and are ready to be delivered.

Check back later for Brandon’s redesigned Skull Nutcracker.

Brandon received a full figure screw type nutcracker for restoration work. It is a very detailed well done nutcracker but had some condition issues. You can see some of the issues in these photos.






Every nutcracker has it’s own unique quirks and each carver that originally carved them had their own style which takes time to learn for making the restoration correct. Brandon did a great job making this restoration accurate and look seamless.after_front2




Now Brandon is working on a few more restorations, a redesign of one of his original design nutcracker and a few more projects.  So look for updates about those in the near future!