a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Blood Sweat and Tears

In August I began a love affair with old barbed wire.  I've continued playing with wire.  There are several different kinds here.  It's amazing when you think about it.  These patents, these entrepreneurs, were instrumental in changing a way of life.
This was one of the ways (I'm not sure of the date) barbed wire was wound for sale.  You bought it by the roll but I now sell it by the wreath.
I removed the old wire...I use every piece.  A friend of mine shared an idea.  I decided to try to run with it so this became my base.
As with most of my "creations" messy hands are happy hands.
You have to be careful.  Not only are the barbs super sharp, tearing my skin, but when bending and wrapping things can be caught, in this case my finger.  Ouch! 
Can you see it?
It's going to be a bird's nest complete with babies.
A little more bird like weaving and I will call it complete.

20 comments:

Sandra said...

you know i love it... great shots to... can't wait to see the birds that live in it

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very creative!
Save your hands and wear gloves. Not that barbed wire can't poke through those as well.

Saucy Kodz said...

This is really creative and you got your juices flowing with this idea. I think gloves would get in the way - just be careful round those sharp barbs and.......have you had a tetanus shot lately just in case? That's a lotta work to get the nest done so nicely. H to M an ya all.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, you are creative. I love the birds nest and the cute pup! Have a happy weekend!

Lynne said...

These are becoming "artistic barbed pieces!"
Love the table like piece holding the nest . . .
Very creative Gail!

Karen S. said...

Ah you work like I do more than I should, I have lots of gloves but hate to bother with them, but in this case probably a good idea! Very neat work, and your idea for babies is sharply perfect!

Linda Wildenstein said...

oh stars, this is so wonderful. It's just not fair. You write, you create, you build, you tear down and build up. You are as I have told you many times.....a phenom.
love your creative soul.
look forward to the rusty, dusty and just my style birdies in the nest.
So, so cool.
xoxo Linda

Mama Zen said...

How cool! I love old barbed wire, too.

Linda Kay said...

Be careful of that old rusty wire, my friend. I remember my dad and brother stretching barbed wire on old posts to keep the cattle in, and it was then electrified. Interesting creation.

Farm Girl said...

What a great idea! I wondered if you wore gloves. I guess not. Have a lovely day.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute!

Arkansas Patti said...

You really have such a creative,fertile mind. Do hope you are up on your tetanus shots though.

Lowcarb team member said...

Definitely agree messy hands are happy hands ... and well done, looks good.

All the best Jan

Far Side of Fifty said...

Yes I see it!! Wonderful! :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love your wire art. You could open an Etsy shop. Very cool stuff. I look forward to seeing what else you make with it. Stock up for Winter, when you can't work outside. ☺

jo(e) said...

Oh, so cool. I am always running into bits of barbed wire out in the woods -- leftover from very old fences -- and I've never seen it as anything but a nuisance. Lovely to watch it turn into art.

1st Man said...

That is genius. Looks like it could hurt though, be careful. But yeah, what a neat idea.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

"...messy hands are happy hands." I love that. Yes, indeed!

What an incredibly creative thing to do with this wire that most people would discard. Very cool.

LindaG said...

Makes a good catch basket, too. Wonderful job, Gail. I bet you could design with anything leftover! Maybe you should learn whittling..
Hope you have a blessed day. ♥

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Cool! Now get some gloves on girl! Those barbs will slice your fingers open.

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