Friday, June 29, 2007

Geode Sun Catcher



I bought these geode slices a long time ago, with plans to make a mobile. That never came to fruition, but I recently realized that I could use a few dabs of E6000 glue to hold the slices together, and that one of them already had a hole that would serve as a hanger. The steps for this project are really simple:

1. Find geode slices you like. It's preferable if one has a hole that can serve to hang it up. Position hole near the top of your formation.
2. Arrange geode slices into a formation you like and think would look nice hanging from a window.
3. Use small dabs of E6000 glue (which dries clear) in a well-ventilated area to adhere slices together.
4. Place finished product on a piece of plastic (rather than paper) to dry, as paper bits will stick to the back and are hard to remove (yes, I speak from experience!)
5. Let dry for at least 24 hours.
6. When dry, pick up and remove any bits of glue that are highly visible on the front or back. Use small embroidery scissors to cut away excess glue in the empty spaces between the geode slices.
7. Fashion a jump ring out of a piece of wire, attach it to the existing hole, run a piece of yarn through it and hang it in a window.
8. If you're wondering where to get geode slices, check here or on eBay, of course. I got these from a little store on Markham Street in Toronto but they're pretty readily available.

2 comments:

melissa said...

rachel, you never cease to amaze me with the genius of your inventions.. i love it!

Rachel said...

Thanks Melissa! Of course, it wouldn't have been possible without the Canadian items used to craft it... ;)