Saturday, 21 February 2009
Making a handle for your cauldron
One of my customers has just emailed me asking how to make the handles for cauldrons so here's another mini tutorial.
Cut two bits of wire to your desired length. Think about what shape you would like the handles on either side to be or just copy mine.
In my picture i have glued the handles on with superglue prior to the painting as in my earlier post today. You can use almost any wire and the one i have used is florists. Its a little bit thin so have a think about the thickness of the wire before you make them. I can make these ones thicker by just applying several coats of paint.
I've shown the shape you will need to cut and make next to the pot. The handle shown next to the pot is too big but i've done this so you can see the shape easily.
I would glue the wire handles on before you paint the pot inside and out.
I'm now off to paint the pot, wait for it to dry and then we can move onto the next step of ageing.
After that we shall move onto fillings.