From garden fence to cloche - an unexpected project!August 28th, 2009 in blog, projects
On our last workshop night, my girlfriends and I wanted to make a wire/fence outdoor chandelier. We had seen one at a show, and wanted to make one of our own. So, between the four of us, we had more than enough garden fence collected to do just that (no surprise there...)!
I'll share pictures of our finished chandeliers once they're all decorated properly (ha ha) - but wanted to show you this unexpected use - for the heck of it! (and I really like it too!)
This piece was made to be the the hanging centerpiece of the chandelier (sort of a basket) - and hold a container for live flowers (or whatever you might want to display) - with a larger piece of garden fence out around it that holds small containers for votive candles. This was an easy part to make - and the fact that it wanted to be something other than what it started out to be - was just fun (and probably not a new idea, but just an unexpected part of our process!)...
So...we've decided to make a few of these "cloches" to sell at our next show at the Springfield Extravaganza - they'll be fun to display and hopefully people will like them as much as we did!
P.S. I didn't get a chance to display this properly - it quickly became a part of my chandelier... (We were on a mission to get our projects done - so I couldn't stop for a full "photo shoot"! - I think I probably drive my friends crazy with my camera sometimes...but they love me so I get away with it!!)
P.S. Don't ya just love the unexpected??? There's definitely lots of possibilities for that in junking - guess that's why we love it!!!
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