Sunday, March 22, 2015

Foible for a friend

©2015 Barry Smith -  Crystal to catch the light.
I have started the process of spreading stuff out and selecting bits for a series of Steampunk Lamps - two of which are to be used in our house. But as you can see from the photo above I got sidetracked - I decided to make a small Light Catcher for a friend. You can see a couple of the bits in the photo below that suggested I make the Light Catcher.

©2015 Barry Smith - Stuff on the bench
Getting a few of the pieces ready for assemblage.

©2015 Barry Smith - Pieces drilled and threaded ready for assemblage
And a few photos of the piece as it turned out.

©2015 Barry Smith - Light Catcher on the anvil
©2015 Barry Smith - Light Cather - quirky
©2015 Barry Smith - Looking down on the Light Catcher
I'm hoping it will bring a bit of joy. The base is from a heavy brass building sign, the uprights are silver-plated hexagonal rods from fine candle holders, the long crystal drop was bought in a flea market in NY, and the round balls etc are from an old clock. Lot of polishing was required.


  1. This is beautiful! I always wonder how you manage to get such a lovely polish on all these disparate parts.
    Sandy in the UK

  2. Really beautiful, B, and very desirable. You certainly have a way with bits and pieces, magically making a wonderful whole.


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