Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recycled glass and driftwood mobile


Don’t you just love driftwood?  I made this mobile from a great piece of twisty river driftwood, straight out of the Missouri River, and a collection of glass pieces from old broken mobiles.  Three old mobiles to be exact…plus some oval and rectangular chunks of colored glass and a few flat marbles. 


The mobile was my first official project in my new garage work space.


I used fishing line to hang the glass pieces and made double knots to keep the pieces secure.  Then to make sure that the knots didn’t loosen up I used a drop of super glue on each knot. 


The glass makes a very nice tinkling when the wind blows…


The colors are mostly blues, with some clear and some frosted glass…


I drilled seven holes in the driftwood and tied knots around the ovalish shapes to keep the knots from pulling back through the wood.


The mobile isn’t entirely symmetrical but I like that part of it.  It balances well and hangs nicely. 


The mobile got two paws up from Baby Kitty…so I guess it’s OK!


I might be linking up to these great parties!



Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

This is so pretty. I love the blues of the glass with the driftwood.

Ricki said...

Oh I love this. It looks great and would sound so nice with a slight wind passing through it.
I really need to learn how to work with glass, I find/see so many things with it that I love and want to make.

Vague said...

I was fantasizing about chimes today. Chimes that covered the length of my imaginary porch. Yours are so pretty!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

So very pretty!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Great job! You are so creative! I love the sound of wind chimes. We have been experiencing a lot of windy days and I am enjoying the sound of my Scarlet Macaw wind chime. I am a new Follower of your blog. If you wish you can add this link to the Creative Monday Blog Hop that I host. It is live from Sunday afternoon. Have a great week.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a cute idea and so pretty! Have a lovely new week! xo Holly

Elise@growcreative said...

This is beautiful! I love driftwood!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this, so different and the colors are so pretty. I am sure the sounds are amazing too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Linda Bouffard said...

Thanks for linking. When I was visiting my sister in PA we saw something with bottles that we're going to try out. I love bottles. I'm so into bottles right now... Beautiful. Linda