bringing the beach home
After hanging the large paper “sculpture” in the corner of our living room, I mentally determined that a similar strand made from driftwood would be just the thing needed to complete the installation. The stacked paper reminded me of bamboo wind chimes and I wanted to echo that theme with this natural element I dearly love.
I gathered a generous amount while we were at the shore yesterday. So today I wove it together with jute and hung it outdoors in the sun for the wood to dry completely.
I love the rough weathered texture with edges softened by wind and water.
I didn’t want to drill through the pieces, so I borrowed an idea from the hex nut jewelry I saw recently and threaded my jute strands through small hex nuts between each wood piece.
The stacked driftwood strand will be the perfect complement to the stacked paper strands. Now if only I could find the motivation to carry a tall ladder in from the garage to hang it indoors….
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