Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Erin's Fingerprint Guitar Plectrum

Just completed Erin's fingerprint guitar plectrum. Hope you like the video.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Laura's fingerprint ring.

Just finished Laura's ring.

The video kinda says it all.

Laura's fingerprint handengraved onto a sterling silver 8mm handmade ring. Complete with hammered texture.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

New website welcome

Been having fun creating some video's. Here is my latest one, this will be going into my new website which is nearing completion.

Please let me know what you think. Any comments welcome.

Thank you


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Test post

just a little test post

Mr & Mrs Coat Hook

Mr & Mrs Coat Hook by Chris Parry
Mr & Mrs Coat Hook, a photo by Chris Parry on Flickr.

Who is getting married in the morning?

Took this little photo in my shop using my phone. I used a little app which creates these quirky little polaroid snaps.

This is a delightful little coat rack in this "letterpress" style font.

Mr & Mrs

i don't sell these on my website, so I am afraid that you are going to have to come in to my little shop in Gravesend to see this and all the other goodies that I have for you.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Wednesday Website.....

I have been fiddling with my website some more today.

Embedded a Flickr feed on the "about Chris" page.

Changed this main page to take the feed from my blog.

I kinda liked the idea of having a main page that is fresh and up to date. Nothing worse than visiting a website that was last updated in 2007 !!!

So what do you think? Do you like to see this blog feed so prominantly on my website?

Does it interest you at all? Do you like the idea of knowing what I'm listening to in the workshop, or what tickles my fancy. Feel free to drop me an e-mai and let me know. chris@chris-parry.co.uk

Tuesday Tip......

I'm currently finishing off a PDF file for help with marketing your "Independant Crafting Business".

Called "Crafty Marketing."

I will announce details of its release on twitter and here on the blog in due course.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Hugh Laurie......

Just realised I like blues music.

I was so intrigued by seeing Hugh Laurie's album in iTunes, I thought I would read some reviews. It is fair to say they were all rave reviews, so I took a punt and downloaded his album.

It is great. I have had it playing in the shop today and I have added it to my week's playlist. I don't have a set genre of music that I follow, having said that I just haven't got around to listening to much blues. Or more accurately, I haven't got around to listening to any blues !

So if you are feeling curious and wondering what Hugh Laurie sounds like, nip over to iTunes and have a preview listen.

If you are wondering what this actor is doing knocking out a real album, then here is the back story. According to Stephen Fry's autobigraphy, when Stephen met Hugh at Cambridge University as twenty somethings, Hugh was playing his guitar. Apparently he was very good at the time, according to Mr Fry.

So this latent skill of Hugh's has been there all along, we just never knew. So rest assured, this is not some pathetic excuse for an actor to try and earn a few bucks off their current popularity.

He can actually strum and hold a tune.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Hand Engraved Cufflinks - New Daddy

Hand engraved cufflinks. The lettering here is about 2mm high and hasn't been oxidised.

The cut of the engraver leaves a beautiful high mirror cut on the letter which sparkles in the light.

It is a shame that a photo can't capture this stunning effect.

I can of course engrave any message onto cufflinks, so feel free to drop me an e-mail if you would like something similar.

If you would like to have a look at my cufflinks on Flickr, then please CLICK HERE.