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« on: May 05, 2008 09:21:21 AM »

Whew! I only just made it! I always wait until the last day of the challenge to finish Roll Eyes
Here's my entry!

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/artsyfarstyshot.jpg
I used:
  • two balls of polypropylene twine (found at Walmart)
  • one tomato cage
  • an old solar lamp that I had hanging around

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/spiderweblight.jpg
A full shot of the tomato cage.

Unfortunately for me, as I was hanging the solar light, two itty bitty screws fell into the grass, never to be seen again. So now the lamp is hanging like this:

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/brokensolarlight.jpg
and won't hold batteries or the shade. So no action shots until I replace or fix it. Sad Blast.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/bellyodabeast.jpg
This shows off the weave job nicely Grin

Thanks for looking!!! Tell me what you think Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008 10:23:30 AM »

It looks interesting. It's kind of hard to tell what it does exactly though. does the weave just hold the light up? Does it glow? It looks cool though!
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008 11:13:44 AM »

This is stunning and very dramatic visually. I love it. Well done! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008 11:19:51 AM »

Very cool - I want to stick colorful glass beads on it!

If you know the general area where the screws were dropped, a magnet could help pull them from their grassy hiding places Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008 12:26:58 PM »

Intriguing!  With a solar light, does it glow from within when the light comes on, or...?  Lovely job of weaving.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008 01:29:45 PM »

Wow!  I love the huge multi-tiered dreamcatcher effect. 

I was almost disappointed after seeing the greenish tint to the string that it didn't glow in the dark, though... that would be pretty cool.  Smiley 

Good luck getting your solar light back together. 
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 11:12:37 AM »

Thanks everyone!
I was pretty disappointed when I couldn't find glow-in-the-dark twine too. I guess I could have bought glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss and twisted it into the twine.... Roll Eyes

As for the screws, I didn't see where they dropped, I was all over the place trying to reach into the tomato cage to tie the light in, luckily there are two holes opposite each other in the weave on top that my hands fit through. I also just mowed the lawn yesterday. Shocked So I figure they're gone forever. I could try hot glue or buy new screws I guess... or I could find that other solar light that's lost in the black hole that is my garage.... Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008 03:45:18 PM »

oooh!  I love (homemade) garden art!  that's really cool and a great craft for little $ 

nice work!

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008 05:25:52 PM »

very pretty
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008 07:16:31 PM »

wow, that's soooo cool. love it
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013 12:00:07 AM »

There is glow in the dark spray paint if you want that effect. I really think this is cool, sort of has a spider web look. Maing a bunch of these that glow would be cool for Halloween. I just made my first dreamcatcher today and wanted to see what everybody's looked like. I thought this technique only worked within a round frame, obviously you're thinking outside the box...well done!
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