Archive for August, 2009

Brandon has completed a Skull Nutcracker and I will be listing it on Ebay today.  It is numbered 003 and has some differences from the first two he created.  This one has a wood pin and he added a recess to hold a nut.

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Skull Nutcracker 003

Also new for Ardoria Studios, we have created an Etsy Store.  Currently you will find an Ardoria Studios Bear Figural Nutcracker and some other items.   Stop by and check out our listings.  We really like that Etsy is all about handmade and also that it’s not just about selling import items.  There are really creative items on this site and you can spend a lot of time looking at it all.

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We joined the Nutcracker Collector’s Club a few months back and were amazed to learn that Susan, the editor of the club’s newsletter, lives within 25 miles of our home.  She invited us to her home to see her collection and we eagerly accepted the invitation.  Susan’s collection is quite extensive and diverse and she is a wealth of information on nutcrackers.  We had a great visit and learned a lot from Susan and her collection.  Here are a few pictures of her collection.

Susan's Nutcracker Collection

Susan's Nutcracker Collection

Susan's Nutcracker Collection

Susan's Nutcracker Collection

There we so many different types of nutcrackers to see and so much to talk about that we stayed for hours.   It was great to meet Susan and her husband, Dave and a big Thank You to them for having us to their beautiful home.

Brandon has been carving a skull nutcracker and it’s nearing completion.  Once done it will be listed it on Ebay.

Skull Figural Nutcracker

Skull Figural Nutcracker

Skull Figural Nutcracker

Skull Figural Nutcracker

Check back soon to see the completed Skull Nutcracker and see what Brandon’s working on!

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