Friday, April 29, 2011

Chicken Wire Cloche

A couple weeks ago, a few of us got together at Hodgepodge to construct chicken wire cloches.   I made my first one a few years ago when I participated in a design challenge.  We were all given the same product and we had to arrange a display, but we couldn’t use any other vendor’s merchandise—only stuff we made or found at flea markets.  That’s when I had the idea to make a cloche out of chicken wire.

They are great for display, but also serve a practical purpose.  Nita will be using hers to protect young plants from deer.

We used chicken wire, macramé rings and a loose leaf binding ring from an office supply shop. We had a lot of fun and collaborated to improve the construction process. Here are a few pictures:

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Travis, Kendall and Keith at their shared work station.

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Nita and Kimberly working together.

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Here’s Ryan and another Kendall (what are the odds).

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Ryan and Kendall in deep concentration.



Ryan and Travis’ finished products!

Another fun evening with friends!

Thanks for your indulgence!



citymouse said...

What a brilliant idea! These would look great clustered together on an outside buffet with candles or flowers under them. If I can ever get my landscaping in order, I think I will give these a whirl... we have a few big get-togethers planned this summer.

Paige Thomas King said...

"brilliant?" i don't know about all of that, but i'm glad you liked the idea--i hope you send pics when you're done!

kimberly said...

This was a great class - loved it!

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