The weather has changed so I've been indoors today. I was pondering over the three wooden spoons that I want to use in the latest assemblage. They have to be black, but I want to incorporate touches of red and gold here and there. I thought about adding a row of beads around the edge, but couldn't think of a way to attach them.
I could stick them on the board singly with the hot glue gun after I have stuck the spoon on, but that would be messy. Hot glue is messy to work with when sticking small parts together. You have to be quick as well because it sets within seconds, so the parts have to be placed exactly where you want them. I could try drilling into the edge of the spoon and attaching the beads with thread, but the holes would have to be close together, and the spoon may break apart while doing it.
Then an idea. I need to make two separate pieces, then it would be a simple job to stick them on the board. A collar for the beads to fit around the spoon.
I also wanted to wrap something around the handles, I thought of wire and beads, but that was going to be too fiddly and the beads wouldn't lie flat. The plastic roses are from a necklace I bought at a car boot sale. I will probably drill two holes and use thread to tie them on, and stick them down as well, to make sure they don't come off.
A little experiment. Cut a circle of leather and sew on seven beads. The theme for the assemblage is flowers, and I think this looks a bit like a flower shape.
It's coming slowly, still quite a lot of work to do, I'll get there eventually. Thanks for popping in, catchya soon. Toodle pip. ilona