Monday, February 6, 2012

How to make an ice wreath.

When the temperature begins to drop in the evening I get my mixing bowls out and get busy making 'jewellery' on another scale.  'Jewellery' for  the outside walls of the Hybrid Handmade atelier.

How to make an ice wreath, February 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes
The stone stops the air inside the cup escaping when you add the water so that you end up with a hole.  I use a cup with sloped sides as I think it might help with its removal once the ice has formed.  After the water in step 3 has begun to freeze I often add a bit more water to fully encapsulate the leaves.



They look just as beautiful when they begin to melt.




8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Cari. Your creative mind takes beautiful twists and turns and all of us in the bloggersphere who get to follow...well, lucky us. No hope of making such a beautiful thing here in 30plus with 70%plus humidity. I could try for mold wreaths......

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    1. :) thank you Andrea! Nothing better than waking up to nice comments from my lovely Australian fellow bloggersphere buddies! He he...mould wreaths could be VERY interesting!

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  2. Love these Cari! They look massive...are they? Wonder what they'd look like with dustbin lids (...not kids that is)

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    1. ohhhhh, dustbin lids!! Now there is an idea! Yes, bigger would be good. These ones are just Ikea metal mixing bowl sized so not so big.

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  3. Love them! Yes, certainly wouldn't work here either, and it's 80% humidity in the house this morning. Andrea, no doubt you have heard about clove oil for getting rid of the mould and apparently preventing its further growth....? I have to say, take special care of any lovely wooden toys you may have...they can be the hardest hit! And check under your tables...some horrors may await! Hope it's not too oppressive, but I know too well the feeling. Mrs L

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    1. there should be a pinterest pin somewhere with this on! You guys are in a whole other parallel (moldy) universe!

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  4. love! have done this with cranberries for a punch bowl but never, ever thought to hang outside in winter. brilliant!

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    1. and I have never thought to do this with cranberries in a punch bowl! :)

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