Friday, August 17, 2012

Silverware as an Art Form

I received an email message this morning that I had a new follower on Pinterest, which is encouraging, for as much as I like the site and have read that it is beneficial to those in retail, I admit I don't spend as much time on it as I should or would like to. There just always seems to be too much to do just to maintain the status quo of my business (like, writing a blog post more often than once a week, for example).

 Anyhow, I checked out this person's Pinterest boards and came across this delightful chandelier (yes, another chandelier, for those of you who read my test tube post).

I just enjoy how clever folks are. Don't you think it's perfect for the kitchen?

So this got me searching for similar things, as I seem  to have a bit of a weakness for the creative use of  silverware (not that I do it).

Next I found this... 

...which is even more clever and probably easier to put together. Would have to use a soft-white bulb though.

Not too fond of jewelry made with silverware, but they're popular I guess, because they seem to show up everywhere. Maybe it is because they all look the same.
But when time is taken to add a little extra, this can happen. Isn't it lovely?

Then there are wind chimes, which, I think, is where my infatuation with the creative use of silverware  began.

I've never made one--don't know why, because I've loved wind chimes ever since I saw "Body Heat," a steamy, sultry 1981 movie starring
Kathleen Turner and William Hurt
(if you've seen it, you'll know what I mean). 

I was going to put  a video of the movie trailer here,
but it is rated "R," so I decided not to do that.
If you watch, turn up the volume:
Body Heat


NeverTooOld said...

It amazes me the ingenuity of people and the remarkable ideas they dream up. My fave is that chandelier, wow, who'd thunk? Thanks for sharing and I hope you and yours are enjoying a wonderful summer's day!!

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

The first one is most impressive to me. Couldn't agree more with you, love other peoples great ideas!! I shall have to check out pinterest :)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Lovely upcycled finds! The first chandelier would especially make awesome restaurant decor.