Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Catch the sun if you can...
We are moving into Winter at a rapid rate of knots down here in the southern hemisphere. So every little drop of sunshine counts. When these fabulous lampwork glass bells arrived recently...I knew straight away what I wanted to make with them:
Gaialai on Etsy).
These absolutely stunning, amazingly beautiful works of art are by Sari from Gaialai on Etsy. Sari calls these Ethnic Bells. I can only imagine the patience and skill that it takes to make these beauties!
As I said, I knew straight away what I wanted to make...a sun catcher!
I have used eye pins and joined several together (don't look too closely at my winding...it is pretty wonky...I think I needed to use finer pins), along with small Swarovski crystal bicones, 12 mm Swarovski cosmic and graphic beads (also in Crystal) and some sterling silver round beads.
I have hung the cosmic beads inside the bells and if there are gale force winds the beads and bells will chime (I tried unsuccessfully to make it chime more readily...maybe if I hang more Swarovskis inside the bells)...but otherwise, in the sun it casts beautiful moving spots of rainbow light in all directions. I tried it this morning in the kitchen and it looked beautiful.
Have a lovely day!
(Blogged to: Crack the Shutters - Snow Patrol and Livin' Thing - Electric Light Orchestra).