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 of Diana Rambles said...

So very pretty!

Unknown 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 Engh 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

Crafts a la Mode 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