A little frustration & some mistakes led to a much more creative piece. As some of you know, I try to participate in the Thursday Sweet Treat at Creative Nachos hosted by the wonderfully sweet and supportive Natasha. Each week, we are given a theme, this weeks was "beyond the reef." Submissions are due Wed.
Ideas were just not happening!
Monday - when I was out and about I saw a simple but nice wind chime with stair stepped dangles. Ah ha!
With the idea of wavy cut glass in somewhat of a stair step design, would hopefully convey the ocean waves. Due to some things that had to be done, I wasn't able to get going on it until late Tuesday afternoon. I gathered up my blue glass pieces & set about creating wavy pieces of glass. How to hang them? - I really wanted something circular - but the only rings I have on hand are smaller than I would like to use for this.....so maybe linear - with what? ah, a wavy white piece of glass on top. I left the room to get something and when I came back in I spotted a whale done for a previous theme, that I had been stripping the paint off of, off & on. The glass paints I use are pretty durable so it really takes some work to get it off. Cool - I could hang the white piece from the whale!! Finished getting the paint off & started repainting. 1 coat done.
I'm pleased with the outcome - but will redo the white piece - Super Glue is pretty good stuff - but I don't think this would be a good way to send it out to someone. And who knows, maybe I'll find the shrinky dink sheets!