Posts Tagged ‘Figural Nutcracker’

The 1500’s Nutcracker has been completed!  It turned out wonderfully.     The finish is spot on and looks completely seamless.  It was quite an exciting piece to work on and it is nice that it has been restored to it’s original form.  The bird was completely missing except for remnants of little bird feet and Brandon designed the bird to be correct for the nutcracker, carved the new bird and finished it to look like it had always been there…

Here are some before pictures..

1500's Nutcracker Before

1500's Nutcracker Before

1500's Nutcracker Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Restoration

And here is the completed nutcracker.

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

1500's Nutcracker Completed Restoration

This nutcracker will be an amazing addition to  it’s home at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum where it is now currently displayed.

Brandon will be working on to a couple new restoration projects that I will be posting about real soon.  We are also working on a few different projects too……

If you want to see some of Brandon’s restoration projects (before and after pics) and also his original nutcrackers and other works, you can check out our fan page on Facebook and look through the albums.  It’s nice to see them in one condensed area.  While you’re there make sure to “Like” our page, it will make me very happy.  :-)

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Happy New Year!

The Figural Seahorse Nutcracker is complete!  I think this is my favorite nutcracker Brandon has created to date.  This nutcracker is an Ardoria Studios Original design.  It is wonderfully detailed and the finish makes it look like an aged nutcracker.  Brandon also made a shell stand specially for the nutcracker.IMG_8427

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This nutcracker is being placed on Ebay for auction.  Click on the link to check out the auction.

I will be sad to see this one go but I am happy that friends and family were able to see it this holiday season.  I just loved it on our mantle, it looked wonderful!

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