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Incominciamo col tagliare un pezzetto di legno e diamogli una forma approssimativa, che poi levigheremo e carteggeremo bene per arrotondare e smossare gli angoli. Verniciamolo di bianco.


Stampiamo adesso una copia di quest’immagine e ritagliamola


Questa invece è la sagoma del tappetino che va incollato sulla bilancia: diamo questa forma a un pezzetto di gomma nero, di stoffa nera spessa o , se non troviamo altro, facciamola con il fimo nero.

Con lo stesso materiale ricaviamo anche quattro minuscoli cerchietti: saranno i piedini della bilancia.

Abbiamo bisogno di un anello dorato che incornici il quadrante della bilancia


E ora incolliamo il tappetino e i piedini:




  • 1/16" thick basswood
  • Carved cocktail toothpick
  • Tacky glue
  • Narrow drinking straw
  • Tissue paper
  • Stain or paint

1. Cut a 1/2" square from 1/16" basswood, or use cardboard of equivalent thickness.  Sand gently to bevel the edges.
2. Cut a fancy carved cocktail toothpick approximately 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" long keeping the carved top for the top of the post.  Sand gently if necessary.
3. Using a scribe, put a hole in the centre of the basswood, large enough to insert the cut end of the toothpick.  Use a ruler to find the location of the centre if necessary.
(Note: If staining the item, you may wish to do so now.)
4. Glue the toothpick into the hole using tacky glue.  Leave to dry, making sure the post is straight.
5. Cut a piece of a narrow drinking straw, or similar, just under 1" long. Regular paper towels are 11 inches tall, so "just under 1" is fine. 


  • Beading wire
  • Fine dowel or bamboo skewer
  • Fuse wire
  • Fine leather
  • Thread - dark for binding, light for fishing line
  • Dome
  • Fimo
  • Feathers
  • Fine wood
  • Aluminium drink can
  • 2mm graph paper

1. Sand a 6 - 8" piece of dowel or skewer until gradually tapering from handle to tip.
2. Shape line carriers from fuse wire using round nosed pliers and leaving two ends to glue to the rod. (Remember the loop of the carrier is at right angles to the rod.)
3. Glue carriers to the rod ensuring they are in a straight line down one side of the rod.
4. Bind either side of carrier with thread.
5. Press both halves of dome together, press small round of Fimo on thicker half and bake.
6. Wrap fuse wire round dome leaving two ends and glue to rod just up from handle end.
7. Wrap handle above and below reel (dome) with fine leather to form grip.
8. Thread "line" through carriers and wind round reel.

1. Cut holder for knife from fine leather.
2. Fold and glue carefully ensuring gap is left for knife to be inserted.

3. Cut knife from aluminium can and glue on fine wood for handles.
4. When glue has dried sand the handle to desired shape, then insert knife into the leather holder.

1. Using fine fuse wire form a small loop using round nosed pliers.
2. Tie a feather in place using thread to bind. Secure the end of the thread with glue.
3. Trim wire to about 1/4" in length and curve opposite end into loop to form hook.
4. Trim feather to desired length.

Tie one fly to end of "line" on the rod.





  • Cotton or linen fabric
  • Iron-on adhesive
  • Silk ribbon
  • Beading wire
  • Fuse wire
  • Fine leather
  • Net fabric
  • Thread - dark for binding, light for fishing line
  • 2mm graph paper


1. Cut bag from suitable cotton or linen fabric.
2. Using iron-on adhesive fold flap in half to form a double thickness.
3. Stitch sides 1 to 1 and 2 to 2.
4. Flatten side seams and sew 3 to 3 and 4 to 4.
5. Glue silk ribbon binding round top and flap of bag.
6. Using round nosed pliers shape buckles from beading wire and attach with loops of ribbon to the bag.
7. Attach straps to the bag flap in line with the buckles.
8. Attach long carry strap of ribbon to either side of bag over side seams.


1. Using heavy fuse wire form roundish shape and then twist the two ends of fuse wire together to form a handle.
2. Glue fine leather to the handle to form a grip.
3. Sew the long edge of the net, with back stitch, and turn so seam is on the inside.
4. Fold top of net bag over wire and over stitch in place.


  • Polymer clay: silver, black
  • Black linen thread
  • Silver acrylic paint
  • Mod podge
  • Dacron wadding (optional, for steam)

1. Make an egg-shaped piece from silver Fimo.
2. Flatten the top and bottom.
3. Impress a ring shape into the top to suggest a lid.
4. Roll out a small bit of silver Fimo until very thin. Cut out a triangle.
5. Drape the triangle over a toothpick and then position onto the front of the jug to make a spout, using the toothpick to prevent the spout adhering to the jug. Smooth in the edges. Pinch the spout to shape.
6. Make a flat disc from black Fimo and sit the jug onto it.
7. Take a piece of black linen thread and tie a knot at each end.
8. Roll a small piece of black Fimo around one knot and roll into a ball. Flatten to make a plug (you could add prongs but Elli did not so the plug could be glued to a wall).

9. Roll another small piece of black Fimo onto the other end and shape into a block. Press this against the black base, at the back of the jug.
10. Roll a narrow rope, from black Fimo, about an inch long. Flatten. Curl one end over a needle and apply to the top of the jug at the back. Secure the bottom of the handle to the jug and shape to form a triangular handle.
11. Roll a really small piece of black Fimo into a stubby cone. Place point down in the centre of the "lid" and push down with the head of a pin.
12. When baked, paint silver part with silver acrylic paint, if desired, and finish off with a coat of mod podge.
13. If desired, pull out a piece of dacron wadding until it is wispy and tuck into the sput for steam.