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.