I’ve been enjoying making some new hanging mobiles / decorative wind chimes this week. They are extremely therapeutic to make, especially as they can be done in front of the tv! These hanging decorations are made from a mixture of little charms including decorative pieces of my ceramics, sea shells, and coloured strips of glass. The individual ‘charms’ are attached onto lengths of copper or silver wire, and then attached to quirky twigs which I collected from my local country park last year.
This Mother Nature Decorative Hanging Mobile / Wind Chime is my favourite!
There are more photos on my facebook page.
I will be making more of these hanging decorations tonight whilst pigging out on nachos and watching Comic Relief
Happy Red Nose day!
A few weeks ago my mum told me that she had something sad to tell me. One of my vases that she had displayed in her living room smashed on the floor while she was hoovering. (I hate that with hoovers – mine blows air out from the back and always blows the magnets off the fridge when I’m hoovering the kitchen!) It was the same thing that happened with my mums hoover – the air blowing out of it blew the vase off the shelf.
I asked if she still had the bits to the broken vase, because I had an idea of making something else out of it. I smashed the vase up a bit more (wearing goggles and covering the vase in a tea towel by the way!), and used the best bits to combine into some new hanging mobiles / wind chimes.
The vase had a landscape design glazed on the surface, which you can still make out from the broken pieces. I combined strips of coloured glass, shells, ribbon, copper wire and other ceramic bits and bobs that I had lying around.
When I had the chance to sit down at my stall at the balloon fiesta last week, I managed to make some new hanging mobiles / wind chimes. I’m glad I took all my bits and bobs for making these, it felt good to make things that didn’t involve getting clay all over myself!
I really enjoy making these, in fact I think they are becoming my new obsession! I have lots more bits and pieces lined up for my next batch. I’ll need to make another trip to the woods for more wood first though!
All of these mobiles are available to purchase in the Hanging Decorations category on my website.
I’ve been working on a new project this week, and have really enjoyed working outside of my comfort zone.
I’ve had quite a few small bits and pieces of decorative ceramics lying around for a while, that I’ve either kept because I wasn’t sure what to do with them, or they are broken bits from a piece that I didn’t want to throw away – I can always find a use for everything!
I’m really pleased with the results and will be making a few more with different sized pieces of wood that I collected from the country park. Now that I know the idea works well, I’ll be a bit more experimental with my next designs.
This hanging wind chime mobile is available to purchase from my online shops. You can shop via my direct store, Folksy, Etsy or Swanky Maison.
I also made another mobile using thick green garden wire (below). It doesn’t create the same delicate and elegant look, so I’ve decided to stick with using copper wire. My mum however loves the outcome of this piece and has decided she wants to keep it for herself!
What are your thoughts? Do you prefer the copper wire or green garden wire look?