J W Bennett

Dogwood Blossoms

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I have a client that wants dogwood blossoms incorporated in her railing. I forged these today to give her a better idea of the possibilities and me a good reference for time required. I have never done dogwood blossoms before. Blossoms are 10ga. stems are 1/4" round and the leaves are 3/8" square.

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Very nice indeed!  Now sell them on having a few done in stainless for a lighter colour! (and a much enhanced price!)

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those are lovely! they would look great made in silver for jewellery. really like them :)

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Beautiful. You'll get faster and I definitely want pics as you get better.

 

Frosty The Lucky.

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I got the first branch forged today, 32" long by 22" tall with 7 blossoms and 4 leaves. Leaves are forged from 3/8" sqaure, blossoms are cut from 10 ga. hand textured and formed. The branches are forged from 1/2" square stock. This one is flame colored and clear coated. Actual railing will be Antique bronze powder coat.

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I love it! I just moved to a place in Kalamazoo with several wild dogwoods on the property, it occurred to me I had seen some forged, and that little voice in my head said I oughta make some. Now you put this up and it rang the memory bell, I guess once my forge is back up and running, that will have to be one of the next projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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gorgeous, how long did the first bunch take you? And the branch? Love the detail in them.

Colleen,

First bunch took about 4 hours, the branch maybe 3 hours. I forged another today about the same size in about 3 hours.

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Wow! Those are dainty and fancy flowers. The details are beautiful and intricate and just show great talent and skills. They would look great on any railings. 

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