Upcycle tealight holder

A few years ago the Canberra Glassworks asked the Canberra public to donate glass jars for a kid's activity. We ended up with so many, plenty for the kids and some leftover. While it has been a long time since I drank Moccona coffee I, like many artists love glass jars, so I scrounged the remaining Moccona jars and held on to them. Then I realised what a perfect size the lids were (minus the plastic bit) for tealight candles!


I've been using them for tealight candles for a while until the idea sparked to add a little decoration. However, it has been a long time since I have used the lathe and it requires a fair bit of practice to get your eye in.


All the tea light holders have a couple of stars on the base and a riot of stars and twinkles on the outside edge.


Left to right - clockwise

The Spatzier engraving lathe - V-shaped stone wheel, engraving wheels and spindles, cutting a star, close up of cut stars.


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