Posts Tagged ‘Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum’

Brandon is now working on two restorations.  First off is this very interesting owl nutcracker.

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

This piece  has a couple of issues that need to be addressed.  First the feather tufts on the head have been broken off in a curious manner and they need to be  added.  Also, the beak needs to be repaired as well as the stump it is perched upon.  When all of that is completed it will need to stained and finished to its former glory.

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

Owl Nutcracker

The next restoration, is this jolly fellow….

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He had an old repair that needed to be redone.  His hat had been glued on and not in the right position.

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The hat also is missing the very tip of it and will need to be replaced.  The rim of the hat in the front is also chipped and will need to be repaired also.

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In other news, Brandon’s original design Seahorse Figural Nutcracker has been sold.  It now will make  it’s home at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.  It definitely will not be lonely there! ;-)

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It was sad to see it leave but I have my order already put in for one like it!

Check back soon for more updates and also check out our Facebook page.

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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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