Friday, October 19, 2012

Gnomes are fun!

A friend asked me if I could make a necklace with some little plastic gnomes that she had. Sure! I said, I'm always up for a challenge. I hate to think how long I've been hanging on to these guys waiting for the inspiration on how I would connect/design this necklace.

You never know where inspiration will come from and this one was definitely a surprise. Bryan and I are doing some renovations on our bathroom and when we replaced the vent I was intrigued by a spring I found inside. The light bulb went off in my head and I finally had the solution on how this piece was going to look.

I used steel wire to construct the hanging mechanisms attached to each gnome. I think they look like they are on little ski lifts! My friend had also given me some plastic flowers so I added a few more flowers that I cut from a French Market coffee can.

I'm so happy with how this turned out, wish it were mine!


Alice said...

A very clever design! Who knew inspiration could come from renovation?!!

andrea said...

I know! It's really crazy sometimes where the sparks will come from.