|reclaimed tube/found aluminum labels. reliquary boxes|
too much fun is what these are. TOO MUCH FUN. i have had this shortish tube for awhile, it was plain and yet bold. i couldnt decide if i wanted to make a vase out of it or what. then i had a stroke of inspiration with some found aluminum bands i got at the scrap bin...i was gonna make something else out of them but that wasnt going so well and there they sat. one already cut up. suddenly i put 2 and 2 together and realized they were the perfect size for the tube as lids.
i went the extra mile on the inside/underside of the lids by cutting bolts up into little bits and smoothing them to use as stoppers so the lid doesnt slide off. i also cut little hex screw tops off and used those on a couple of them. and as usual, the bottoms are reclaimed aluminum from the local seamless gutter guy. i love these things, they are heavy duty industrial yet have an austerity to them that pleases me greatly.
i'm thinking i might try to sell these as a set instead of breaking them up. they belong together. they are pretty unique if you ask me. i only have a few more aluminum bands left and might use them on some little green utensil holders i recently listed on etsy. its been fun over here...no rain, no work yet for dan and its all about me and what i can lug home from the scrap yard!