I’ve been staring at an old tomato cage for a few months. It looked like a tree, it was asking me to make something from it. I had to think, though. I’m a rabid recycler but my weakness is that I ALWAYS think I can re-use something – even when it’s broken beyond repair. But this tomato cage wouldn’t let me send it to the curb. I finally figured out what it wanted to be – a beaded garden sculpture! I’ve been keeping those pretty beads that weren’t saleable in a bowl in the studio. No one is allowed to take them – well, ok, maybe I’ve let a few kids take them – but they’re just not up to the standards I have for saleable items. They’re little pieces of art, though, and I just couldn’t bear to put them into the glass garbage.
I think the beads whispered to the tomato cage – “let’s work together.” I know, I know, the beads don’t talk and neither does the tomato cage, but sometimes art does have a way of speaking to us. Does it speak to you?
Andrew ThorntonAugust 25, 2007 at 4:13 pm
That’s really cool! Have you seen the movie Bee Season? It reminds me of a “sculpture” in it. But your’s is way more colorful.
*melanie* earthenwood studioAugust 25, 2007 at 4:47 pm
What a great idea Cindy! Thanks for sharing!
Rebecca GlembockiAugust 25, 2007 at 6:01 pm
That is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!
SoozAugust 25, 2007 at 7:03 pm
What a fantastic idea! A great way to bring a bit of art into the garden.
Chris DembinskiAugust 26, 2007 at 1:22 am
LOVE it! My tomato cages are wrapped in green garland and Christmas lights for Christmas decorations, but I like yours MUCH better.
LeslieAugust 26, 2007 at 9:26 pm
That’s such a great idea. I have this wire teapot in the garden that would look good with some sparklies on it.
LampworkDivaAugust 27, 2007 at 4:54 pm
Oh my! I didn’t think a silly little thing like my beaded tomato cage would get people talking! I’m so happy that it did!! Thank you for the nice compliments!
Tari of claybuttonsAugust 28, 2007 at 3:08 am
That is great Cindy! I love it!
I have a pottery graveyard in my front yard. It’s where all the chipped, broken or misfired pottery goes to live amongst nature. Current nature is weeds 🙂
AnonymousMarch 31, 2010 at 8:19 pm
you spelled "jewelry" wrong. There is only one "L" and two "E"s.
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