Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Mobile

I made this mobile a couple of weeks ago from some thickish black paper (120gsm?) and a wire clothes hanger. The wire was a real PITA to bend (notice I didn't bend the ends of the short piece) and it's a bit too heavy really, it's very hard to get it to hang straight. I have since bought some very thin dowel and will give that a go with my next one but ideally I'd use some very fine wire. Does anyone know where to get some? I tried Bunnings but they only sell wire in rolls and it needs to be straight.

Notice the little swing hanging from the tree? I think it's pretty cute, if I do say so myself :)

8 comments:

meet me at mikes. a happy place for crafty types said...

Hey amy.
Do you think Florist Wire would work? You can get it at Boxworks in abbotsford - and it's straight.
xx

MildlyCrafty said...

Thanks Pip, I looked up their website. The wire looks like just the thing.

Kebeni said...

That is gorgeous. Would be perfect for babies. I was going to suggest florist wire too although it might not be strong enough. I have a roll of it that I can bring next Saturday to SnB if you are going to be there,.


kelli

MildlyCrafty said...

Thanks Kelli, that would be ace!

Melanie said...

Ooh, I just love silhouettes, and this is so fun :)

Margarita said...

There is model/hobby shop (models as in planes, trains, cars etc) in Fliders St near the station. They sell great wire for mobiles - copper and brass. You'll find it with the dowel. Good luck!

MildlyCrafty said...

Thanks Margarita, I know that shop, I will definitely check it out!

Sarah Barber said...

Amy this is gorgeous. Good job. x