Friday, May 23, 2008

stripped bare

cables crazy

Didn't take long at all to recover this fabulous wire from inside those cables. It was simply a matter of splitting the cable open at one end, then pulling the wires in one direction and the plastic cable in the other. Resulting in a basket full of multi-coloured delight.

A short while later and the wire was coiled into easily managed rolls. Because much as I loved the aesthetics of that basket... that funky random method of storage was only going to end in disaster, and probably tears!

I have absolutely no plans for this wire. But one day inspiration will strike, and when it does... I am ready for it. As it turns out there was not as much yield as I was expecting. Perhaps I will start one of those ongoing projects... like maybe a toy basket or a laundry hamper... and I can just add to it as I collect more wire.

Hmmm... the mind boggles

cables tidy

5 comments:

Jossan said...

Ooh, how many lovely colors! It did look very nice in the basket, but I understand you have made them into rolls. :)

Lucky-1 said...

HI Purps, I have tagged you. Over on my blog sit are the rules.

http://garden-to-plate.blogspot.com/

Red Rocket said...

This is fun to watch from afar. It reminds me of those Zulu wire baskets. Can't wait to see what you make with them.

habitata said...

Good idea - I have plenty of cables lying around, that has ended their former cabel life. Now there I see a better future for them... Thanks again for superb ideas!

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks everyone - it's fun to explore crafting with unusual materials