We’ve been renovating our house since moving in almost four years ago. Progress is slow but steady and lately we’ve (read Alasdair) been ripping out the old electrics in one room that will eventually be our living room. The old wire is a lovely thick copper wire that we just couldn’t throw away. So, I made some Christmas hanging decorations, while Alasdair replastered the walls!
Simple one first…the star. Made from heavy grade copper wire that has been lightly sanded and bent to shape.
So pleased was I with the star, that I decided to branch out and try an angel. I must admit to having to raid some colouring books for the basic outline!
Pretty good, eh? The star and angel set will be available from our stall at the fairs we’re attending this winter. Who knows, they might be joined by a gingerbread man or two.
Just in case all that Christmas decor is making you feel a little out of season, I also made this rather fetching copper and vintage button bangle. I am particularly proud of this, my first attempt at real jewellery from scratch.
With copper in such short supply, it makes me feel I’m doing my bit for the planet by recycling the wire rather than throwing it out.
Now, back to the renovating I think. Today the central heating is having a good old clean out.