Sunday, February 26, 2012

Driftwood Mobile

I have been meaning to make one of these forever.  My Craftsman drill has been broken for a while, so I was waiting for that to be remedied!  Anyhooo, I just bought a new drill/screw driver and love it, it is a Skilz brand and has a lot more get up and go than the old one!  So, I got my driftwood out and lined them up to be in graduated lengths.
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I drilled a single hold in the approximate middle of each piece of wood.  I looked all over for some sea glass that I could drill holes in, but then had trouble finding the glass drill bit. 
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So I ended up going with sea glass colored beads, strung one or two of them between each piece of driftwood.  I just used a fine nylon string that I found in the garage.  I would think some nylon fishing line would be good as well.
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I will be glad when the trees leaf out and there will be more of a “natural” background!  We have had such a mild winter, even so I am ready for it to be over! 
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I am linking up to these great parties!
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14 comments:

Jill said...

Looks great Ellen! I love the look of the beads between the wood!


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Meeha Meeha said...

Wow, I love it more than I can say! I just popped by for a quick visit, but I love your open style and now I'm a follower :)

Rustown Mom said...

That's lovely. I can picture it in my mom's yard.

Connie said...

What a cute idea, we have a lot of drift wood around here too! Thanks for sharing.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Those are just beautiful! I love driftwood and the seaglass beads just give it some awesome punch. Saw you over at Making Monday Marvelous.

folkhaven said...

This is so lovely! I love the color of the beads you chose for it. It makes me feel more relaxed just seeing your photos of it!

folkhaven said...

This is so lovely! I love the color of the beads you chose for it. It makes me feel more relaxed just seeing your photos of it!

Unknown said...

Love it! Sent by CraftOManiac. We are followers now. Love your style! Did you know Craftsman has a lifetime guaranty? Try returning your drill to Sears! Terri Betz

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

love the blue in there!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

What a clever and beautiful idea! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

Amy said...

I love the beads that you choose. They give a great contrast to the wood.

Jo's Place said...

That looks amazing, love the blues with the natural wood colour. this would look fabulous in my girls fairyland.

stellacreations said...

it is so nature.. lovely creation.. nice photos !!!!

AmieAnn said...

This is gorgeous! Love it's sweet natural simplicity! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hIppo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next~