I store some of my shell collection in apothecary jars and under cloches.
Probably the most successful piece I have made so far is the driftwood lamp, which started off life like this -
And became this -
with the only cost being a £10 shade and lots of hot glue - oh, and a large blister to my thumb !!
This is the latest piece I have been working on, with some of my favourite things. I couldn't find a rectangular box frame, so I stuck the pieces straight onto the glass, and put photocopies of underwater creatures behind. The frame was pine and I just painted it grey and distressed it a bit.
Although I have hung it on my yet unrevealed gallery wall, I am still pondering about it. In my studio I love it (where there is lots of light), but when I bring it into my house, it seems a bit dark. I realise it's also a bit busy, but I quite like that.
Actually, It doesn't look so bad in this picture, I might keep it there for now !
The next piece I have to show you really is junk. I found it just like it is.
I didn't really want to turn it into anything, I just love the patina on that metal.
The last piece is the bonsai tree I made. This was the only piece I thought about making years ago, when I found this piece of driftwood on the beach.
After three goes, which I posted about here, it finally ended up ok.
As you can see, my style is definitely eclectic, I suppose it's all about the textures for me. I have a couple of projects in the pipeline and would love to make a much larger driftwood lamp, but hopefully I'll continue creating with whatever I find.
I hope that I have inspired you in some way and want to say a big thank you to Jen for inviting me to be her guest today.
I hope you all enjoyed Fionas lovely work, I'm so inspired by all her beach junk she finds! I hope you'll take the time to go and visit her blog too!