Monday, 13 February 2012
I was sorting through a large pile of paperwork in an attempt to get more organised, when I came across a Red magazine from last year with this fashion page
The jacket (at a price of £3000!) was decorated with pieces of glass.
"I'll have to try that" I thought, and decided to make a bag with glass pieces on the front. Thinking about it a bit more though, I realised that the glass would probably need the edges grinding down or whatever to make them safe, and also it would be heavy.
"What's shiny and lightweight?" I thought. Then I remembered the tree art I made out of aluminium cans which are dead easy to cut, so would be just the thing.
I only had one empty can though which I thought wouldn't be enough.
Actually it probably would have been because you get a surprising amount of aluminium from one can when it's opened out, but it was too late, I'd already been sidetracked by this.
So I decided to make a box
I took loads of photos but couldn't get the pattern to show up properly. I think it could do with a bit more detail but it's too late now. When I get another can I'm going to make a second one, slightly larger and more ornate and use it as a lid for this one.
Back to the tree art I mentioned at the beginning; last year I added some springs to the tree which I took off a broken mini trampoline.
Whilst looking for cans, I also found a couple of small tinfoil pie dishes in our recycling, and I used them to make flowers which I've added to the springs.
When I get more raw materials I'll make two more to finish it off.
Oh, and I might make a bag!
In the meantime, back to the paperwork.