Saturday, February 8, 2014


Sometimes being cheap (and restless) is the mother of invention.  The other day I was in a store and found a really cool wire basket.  I liked it so much, in fact that I was going to buy it.  But when I got to the front of the store, there was a really long line and I got bored so I left without buying it.  But I kept thinking about.

Fast forward a couple of days when I was in JoAnn’s looking for long pins in the floral section when I spied with my little eye some flat floral wire.  Flat wire.  I’ve done a fair bit of beading and jewelry making but I’d never seen this wire.  Granted it was in the floral section where I never go but still, you’d think I would have seen it somewhere but I hadn’t.  But there it was.  Waaahaaahaaa.

The store boughten basket was made with the round wire and a lot of the light gauge wire to hold the pieces together but now with the flat wire, all I would need is to fold the wire over the top and bottom circles and voilá.

So that’s what I did.  I also found that with the flat wire, I could use that fold-over to hold the fabric liner.  I don’t know yet how secure that’s going to be but it works.  If it doesn’t hold, I’ve got an idea on how I could attach it with some 26 gauge wire.  But I want to try this first.

 How many things could be done to customize this pattern?  Myriad

(Edited to show the basket in use and in place.)