|©2017 Barry Smith - Lead crystal, polished brass against a dirty cleaning cloth background|
Sometimes it is best to revert to the simple and the things that have brought one joy in the past. So I decided to make one (maybe two) Light Catchers from the heads of a couple of long handled spirit soldering irons - I bought a stash of these some months ago. I also knew I had two good antique crystals that would be used as a feature and catch the light.
The heads of the soldering irons can start out quite cumbersome and a bit ungainly but I know that under all that rust and excess metal lurks lovely brass.
|©2017 Barry Smith - And so the selection process begins|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Bodies of the Light Catchers in the rough|
|©2017 Barry Smith - Simple design - focus on the beauty of the found objects|
I'm on the mend - but more rest and recuperation required.