Creativity: Making Mobiles

And now for something completely different (from the altered book I’ve been posting about for weeks).

Inspired by some odd earrings collected from the oppy (thrift store) where I volunteer one day a week, I made a mobile, dangling the earrings from pieces of florist wire.IMG_5483

Then I made another using bits and pieces from the collection on my work table – and another.IMG_5482

Then I made another one with some old earrings and an Indian bell that had belonged to my late sister, adding in a few beads and extra pieces.IMG_5484

I haven’t managed to get very good pictures (yet) as it’s a very dull day and mobiles move…However, I think these give some idea. They are all hanging together from an Ikea candelabra until I have a better idea of where to put them.


I’ve used florist’s wire and some copper wire from electric wiring (picked up of the ground somewhere!) plus some of the thinner copper wire I collected from a broken TV on the roadside in Scarborough Beach WA years ago. I’ve chosen beads that fit the colours of the main pieces, and also used a couple of buttons.



Believe it or not, those big metal blade-y things are a pair of earrings, never worn. The crystal heart dangling on a chain behind it swings freely on it’s wire and hits the metal piece with a pleasing tinkle.IMG_5490

Most pieces I’ve simply linked together with loops of wire, but I also used a few jump rings, which allow freer movement. The triangular earring came in a tangled box of assorted costume jewelry, all of it genuine vintage 80’s gorgeousness.



Honestly, would you wear that? What happens when the wind blows!