One of the great things that comes from being at Faire is that Chip gets the chance to make alot of the things he really enjoys making which are not your standard fare. Many of these creations are inspired by the ideas of our patrons. I thought I would post a few pictures of some of the pieces he did this year.
The first is a knife sheath he did to fit a wonderful dagger made by our friend Lars of Lundegaarde Productions.
Next is another knife sheath he did for a friend who works with the raptors in the Birds of Prey show – the blade was made by our Faire’s blacksmith and the handle makes a fine perch for his lovely friend.
One of the musicians at the Faire asked Chip to help him with designing a cool way to carry his penny whistles. The came up with a small version of a quiver that he could wear on his belt.
Early on Chip started working with a young man who wanted a cool sheath for his sword. Because of the size of the blade, they decided to also fashion a back rigging so he could carry it on his back during Faire. Here it is.
One of Chip’s friends had contacted him early on and had wanted to replace an older belt Chip had made him with an 8 inch wide new one. After looking at the sizing, they agreed to reduce it to a 6 inch wide belt with a triple belting system. Here is what it looked like from the front.
And here is the back
It came out great – loved the colors.
That’s all I have for now. We were so busy that I did not stop alot to take pictures. Chip has more on his phone that he will be sending me so I can post more of these.
Today’s bonus pic is a rare one – since I am not one for posting pictures of myself. Something I got from my Gram I guess. She didn’t like it either. But this one taken by one of our boys of Chip and I at Faire is one that I like – maybe because it feels like us in our element. So here we are – the working folks at the leather booth (and yes, he made my belt and my dagger sheath – and the backpack over his shoulder).
Now we shift onto the next year for Hawk Studio. Hopefully with a nice new booth at Faire.
Onward and Upward . . . . .