Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ya win some, ya lose some.

I started working on some bottle cap bezels last week. Cuted them up with stuff and filled 'em up with resin. Now, a week later, the resin has yet to cure. Laying awake last night, as is my habit, I realized that perhaps I should have measured the resin and hardener by volume rather than weight. Duh!

They look pretty cute anyway, eh? Too bad when I touch them my finger comes away attached by a trail of goop to the uncured resin. These bottle caps were going to hang on chains for a few young friends who I wanted to send something to. (Wow, that is some real good grammar there, eh?) I was disappointed, to say the least, but my mind kept going back to the little wire bird nests I've been wanting to make for over a year. It's sometimes odd what inspires a true procrastinator to finally get down to business. So here are the little copper nests on their little copper chains all ready to get on their way to Wheaton, Illinois.
Thanks to the gods and goddesses of project failure for without their help I still wouldn't know how to make the little nests.


Kuj said...

Those are all pretty darn cute. I've got a bag full of caps for you. Who says drinking is bad?

Tommy said...

Try drippin a little hardener and slowly and carefully stir it around...could do the trick. They look too nice to just toss out...whatya got to lose?

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