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Friday, 10 December 2010

Owls by the spoonful

 While I was looking up collective nouns for owls for my parliament of owls post I came across this......ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE.........KITCHEN OWLS
I just HAD to have a play! I have been working on these on and off for the past week or more, whwenever I got a few mins. This afternoon I finally got chance to finish them.

 This one is a flattened spoon........a big hammer outside on the concrete for this..........

 .......eyes are a couple of old Meccano wheels with rusty washer thingies and a black crystal.......the eyebrows are something from the inside of a clock and the beak is a pen nib.......
 
....... this one has the back off a clock as his body......the eyes are big washers scratched with a needle and black paint added to age them, cup washers added to the centre and mother of pearl buttons.......pen nib beak again..................

 
 ......and these are three spoons flattened as before........each one has flattened bottle caps as the base for the eyes........

 ......this one has flat and serrated washers and black crystals.......nib beak again......

 ......this one serrated washers, brass curtain rings and some half circle metal pieces and crystals.......nib beak....

 .....and finally this one has serrated washers, cup washers, wing nuts and crystals......nib beak....

 Finally.........sorry for the long post but I got carried away making these............this one is not mounted onto anything yet but will be soon..............it is made from the plunger part of a small coffee cafetiere (the glass broke so I kept the plunger!).......buttons for eyes and a pen nib for a beak! The wings are a Sizzix die put through a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

16 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I would make the last one into a necklace, oh that's so kind of you, 18" long would be great, thanks LOL. Love love love these they are so Sue'esque, unique, individual. The first one would look great in my craft room and my birthday is soon if your didn't know LOL. See you tomorrow. Tracy x x

Lavender Rose said...

They are all fabulous and very unique. I hope you post a pic of whatever you create with the last owl.

mustavcoffee said...

They are so wonderful, love them:0) xx

Effie said...

Fantastic and wonderful! a spoonful of owls......would they be runcible spoons perchance?

Sarah Anderson said...

Fab, fab, fab! :) Just love these :) My spoon crafting has been boring in comparison - dipping them in chocolate and adding sprinkles and marshmallows for stirring into hot chocolate - YuMMY!! prefer your owls though ;)

Willy said...

Incredible creations, Sue! Love all your owl beauties.

Sarah Schwerin said...

These are really cool!

Sandy said...

Oh wow so much fun owls.
Absolutely unique style Sue. Brilliant work as always. Very inspiring.

Audrey said...

Love them all!

johanna said...

you are so super creative! very unique array of owls!

Minxy said...

OMG i love each and every one of them, how frickin cool, i mean there just aren't enough words to tell you how much i love them all :D xx

Piddawinkle said...

these are just the cutest quirky owls ever !!

Ophelia said...

This is so wonderful!!

Wendy said...

one word, three syllables, starting with F darling.....Fab....U...Lous

Sid said...

Fab ideas brought to life......could you call it a Spoonerism of Owls !!! lol

Nigel said...

These are fantastic (even better in real life).