Is my work a throwback to the 80's? Overprocessed.

September 3rd, 2011 in member junk     
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I know, its crooked...its terribly difficult to get a level weld on a spring!

So, these are my candlesticks... I'm afraid I'm overprocessing my Junk.  The first candlestick sat in consignment for months and months and months and wouldn't sell...  I'm thinking of making into a lamp with a lampshade made from salvaged washers.  I'm wondering if instead of going through all the work of adding a fake patina- should I just clear or paint and distress them?

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, industrial, candle holder, lamp

Comments (6)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: I love them just as they are. Consignments aren't always what they're cracked up to being. You could try other routes and be surprised. Have you checked the pricing? ~Mary~ Posted: 12:42 pm on July 21st
Barry writes: I like it! Lamp would be cool as well. What about legs for a table! Shorter version adding a sphere/plate as a decorative fruit or flower display! Posted: 10:12 am on September 20th
BillyJo writes: I would like them either way. Maybe put and candle in them and let the wax melt over the sides. I wouldnt have realized they were candle holders without a candle. In my latest creation I used old electric lamps repurposed and put vintage insulators. It wasnt until I put the tea lights in them and lit them did people know they were for candles. I love those! Keep up the creative juices. BillyJo Posted: 7:38 pm on September 4th
Yeyas Antiques writes: They both look really good actually. I kind of agree with clarerose, location and not the item could be the issue. I will say I am a fan of the clearcoat deal. Posted: 5:53 pm on September 4th
clarerose writes: I think these are fabulous! Love them! It may be the place you are consigning them to. These sort of things really 'shine' in a minimalist setting. They might be getting crowded out amongst a lot of other beautiful old stuff. Maybe you should try somewhere a bit more upmarket or arty to sell them?
Personally I sell my things through exhibitions and they sell really well like that. When I have consigned to stores I have been nowhere near as successful. Posted: 7:35 pm on September 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: I'd say go natural with some clearcoat. But the patina does look nice. I see the trends still going for the "found" look. Great piece by the way! Posted: 10:07 am on September 3rd
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