Custom Hand Crafted Chinese Characters in silver

Here is a photographic history of how my stand has changed since I started this endeavor.  I enjoy cutting Chinese character out of silver very much and appreciate the gradual growth of ideas that has come from it.


This is the first time I was at Pacific Mall making Chinese Characters during Chinese New Year 2005

Here I am at the Pacific Mall in Toronto for the first time.  I set up a table for the two weeks around Chinese New Year. The impetus to try this was that I had made some silver character pins as gifts at Christmas for friends.  I couldn't help wondering if other people might be interested in having them made. They were! I had a lot of fun and the people at the mall were terrific.

Carson at Dragon Boat Festival on Centre Island in 2005

The next show I did was the Dragon Boat Festival on Centre Island in 2005.  It was so hot it was almost impossible to concentrate hard enough to make the items.  There was so little wind that the tent, although saving me from burning in the sun, made the area underneath like an oven.

This is the second time I was at Pacific Mall making Chinese Characters in the summer of 2005

For my second trip to Pacific Mall in August of 2005, I refinished my desk in a dark red and added gold characters to the front.  

This is the third time I was at Pacific Mall making Chinese Characters before Christmas 2005

Before Christmas I had my third trip to Pacific Mall , I found a small size #1 dress and realized that it would make the cutest necklace display.  I also made an improvized stand to display two more pictures of my pieces being worn.

This is the forth time I was at Pacific Mall making Chinese Characters during March Break 2006

For my forth trip to Pacific Mall, I made an easel to put up a new sign.  I changed the wording of my sign a bit to "訂造手刻字." The next time I do a show, the characters on the desk will also reflect the new change.

Here is how the desk folds up so I can get it to shows

I designed my desk to break down into four pieces and fold up.  Everything that I take to a show can be put on one hand cart, moved in one trip and by one person. This efficiency is one of the things that I'm very proud of.




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