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Upcycled Reliquary Boxes Made from discarded tube, aluminum fire hydrant labels and misc hardware.

One Upcycled Reliquary Box - Scrap Metal, hardware and aluminum fire hydrant labels
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One Upcycled Reliquary Box - Scrap Metal, hardware and aluminum fire hydrant labelsOne Upcycled Reliquary Box - Scrap Metal, hardware and aluminum fire hydrant labelsOne Upcycled Reliquary Box - Scrap Metal, hardware and aluminum fire hydrant labelsOne Upcycled Reliquary Box - Scrap Metal, hardware and aluminum fire hydrant labelsOne Upcycled Reliquary Box - Scrap Metal, hardware and aluminum fire hydrant labels
been workin on these babies for a few weeks now.  finding the perfect handle for the lid took a long time as i wanted them to match and needed to use something i had a supply of.  luckily a few weeks ago i found these long hook type pieces of metal that i thought i would use for something akin to a coat rack.  i only have a handful of them so they are precious to me.  anyhow, this is the first batch of two (sold separately) i believe these are also going to be the tallest of the bunch @3.25".  it was a short tube and badly crushed in spots so i'm making a tallish vase from that part and have enough left to make about eight more of these.

also, i finally finished my first coat rack!  when i get the photos edited and etsy listing up i will make another post here or on my facebook fan page.  i seem to be in morph mode, trying to do different things and still learning (banging my head against the wall) about tap and die (see a few posts below if you wanna be bored of technical doings).  still taking wood pallets apart for what i feel will be more of a fall/winter project.  its very time consuming to get pallets, take them apart, clean them and store them.  if you missed my photos on facebook here is how that is shaping up:


also...just wanted to share what is simple yet to me very cool.  one of my collectors wanted a tray made from an ibeam for her perfume bottles.  she already bought a green one i made just as a 'tray' to hold stuff.  this time she wanted legs on it.  decided to have someone professionally weld the 'legs' (cut pipe) to it as well as a small one for her lipsticks.  i LOVE it when people push me to do more and yet keep it simple and industrial!

RESERVED for Blimaleh Two Industrial Vanity Trays
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this is what the long redish one looked like before it was cleaned/cut etc.:



Comments

Tod said…
Your studio looks so spacious now! I wanna play with that green thing behind your chair.
paula said…
haha propane tanks????? you wanna play with those?

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