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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Copper, Crystals and Tinkly Spoons

If it is shiny, twinkly or tinkly, then I like it. I've really taken a shine (pun intended) to all things copper and have been gathering copper stuff for my studio. During the studio building process, I collected all the scraps of electrical wire and stripped off the plastic insulation. The result is a ton, well, maybe 10 pounds, of copper wire to make cool things with.

I bought these gold-plated silver U.S. presidents (that's Harry Truman on the right) spoons at a 2nd hand shop - cheap, with the idea of making a wind chime with some of the copper wire. After adding some sparkly crystal beads, it looks great hanging in front of the window, and has a beautiful musical tinkle.

Bobi has promised to give me some guidance in making a 3-dimensional wall art thingy with the 9.99 pounds of copper wire left over.

4 comments:

BobiWilson said...

These are great, Lisa! A what a delightful divergence from your watercolor work!
I'm available any time after the 9th, so give a call.

Jim Bumgarner said...

This reminds me of Dick Clark, New Year's Eve on ABC. Poor guy, he had a stroke and all, and we're certainly big fans, but this is the first thing I thought of when I saw him: copper. I hope he got it out of spray can and not a tanning booth!!!

Lara said...

I _LIKE_!!! I have a real magpie streak, which is sort of how I ended up doing jewelry. Shiny things make my heart go pitter-pat. This is too cool.

Terrie said...

What a great idea! Copper is so versatile - warm and comfortable but has SO much character. Lucky you to have Bobi help!