Can you believe this???
I found this at the metal recycler just waiting to be squished, shredded and melted!
|Fancy, rusted, peeling, etc!|
|I would like to fuse and slump transparent glass into |
bowl shapes to go into each of these "bowls".
I could use these for jewelry!
|Isn't she sweet??? Cost? |
20 cents per pound. She weighs 19 pounds!
I do love a great find! AND! This is one of those!!! Finds like these are why I go to the recycle centers. Some one didn't want this because it has a problem with the "feet" on the bottom of each section. 2 or 3 have broken off from rust. WELL! I'll just cut the others to match and it won't have a problem any more.
This will be at Fa-la-la in December ... at least I hope so. I still haven't seen a call for artists yet.
One thing you have to think about when going to a metal recycler as an artist is: What do I use at home that I could find here???
On one of my last trips I found several different sizes of nails. I was on my way to a local hardware store right after I stopped here, so I had 2 nails with me to remind me of the exact size I needed. A month before I purchased 2 pounds of these nails and the cost was $3.86 per pound. This day I found one of these nails at the exact same size. The other nail was 1/8th inch longer than the one I was going to buy. I bought both here any way. I spent 20 cents per pound!!! Yep! I bought all I could pick up. I bought 18 pounds of nails for the same price I paid for one pound at the hardware store.
When you go to a recycle center ,,, think hard! There are so many things I use in making art that's metal I some times get tunnel vision. Thinking the only place to get those parts are at regular hardware stores. Any time I can score some thing like this I'm in heaven! I saved myself a ton of money. YAY! If I can, you can!
Have a good one and thanks for stopping by! Shell