Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Cocoons

I have been playing at making a cocoon these are great fun to make i used a metal coat hanger for my center rod and old clothes to wrap around the rod to form the cocoon, in the first few layers i used string to hold my material in place and on the outer layers i used beads and wire.


This is the cocoon when i had finished wrapping the rod with cloth string wire and beads




These photos are of the cocoon after i set the heat gun on it to melt the material (if your going to try this do it out side) after you have heated the material it melts and goes hard ready for painting.





These are the photos of the cocoon after i painted it











My finished cocoon is now hanging in the corner of my craft room i don't suppose this would be everyone's idea of fun, but it is mine LOL i really enjoyed making it as its something a little different.

4 comments:

trish said...

I love it, especially because it IS different, I can honestly say that I haven't seen anything like it (unless I have forgotten) and it sounds like it was fun to make-
thanks for the comment on my girl piece, she was very therapeutic to work on ;)

Ozstuff said...

Gorgeous cocoons, Crissi. I have never seen anything like them before but they must make wonderful ornaments - and gifts for friends and family.

Rosie said...

Wow Crissi! That looks amazing - and sounds like it was such fun. I bet smaller versions would make fab Xmas ornaments and you could make them as weird and wonderful as you liked... lots of inspiration there mate! =)
TFS! xx

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Crissi, this is really cool...I'm looking forward to working with you over at Marie's workshop. Make sure you post some pics. LOL
Have a great weekend.
Cheers!