Saturday, December 10, 2016

Copper Star Creation

There is a wonderful ADVENT CHALLENGE which runs each year
over in the laughing purple goldfish group on Ravelry

Each day during DECEMBER, a nominated member will post a
Christmas Decoration they have made using recycled goodies

It's truly incredible to see how creative some people can be!

I’ll be honest here…

I didn’t really have much time to allocate to the challenge this year!

Even all my brain space is currently occupied with a million other things at present…

But somewhere in the deepest, darkest corners of my mind, 
an idea started to filter in - and I just couldn’t shake it.

I wanted to create the most glorious Christmas star
using some of the copper wire I have been stripping from old electrical cables…

In my mind it was perfectly shaped from all angles, each arm was identical,
 and the centre of the star was slightly raised to form a small peak…

In reality, it’s a little quirkier than that - AND I LOVE IT

Best of all - since I already had the wire stripped - this star took about three minutes to make!!!!

(it’s taken me longer to put this post together, than it took to make the decoration)

I just formed myself a basic star shape, 
wrapped the arms a few times to bulk them up,
 then a few wraps around the centre to bind it all together…

Oh - and a tea bag string for the hanger! Of course.