A few years ago I found some old horseshoes and decided to weld them together in the shape of a flower and then weld the flower onto an old piece of rebar and waa laa I had some yard garb! I love them, they have been in my landscaping for about 3 years now, I have 3 of them - then I had a friend (Hi Emily) who said she loved them and wanted some, so I made her a couple for her birthday and then another friend wanted one and another friend wanted one . . . and so on but then I had a friend who opened up a store in town and thought these would be perfect in her store - so now I actually do something that makes some money - not a windfall or anything but Chris is just pleased I am getting paid to do something!
No two horseshoes are alike so no two flowers are alike, I just kind of play around with them until I find the ones that "fit" together - sometimes it is 5, sometimes 6, sometimes they are a little cock-eyed on the rebar - it all adds to the uniqueness of them!
I learned to weld in high school ag class - Thank You Mr McGown!
Knock off your slag and WAA LAA - repurposed yard art - The Happy Horseshoe Flower is born!
Please don't judge my welds, they hold together that is what I am going for - BUT I will say every now and then I have a whole piece of slag pop off in tact-just sayin'!!!!!
Here they are at Amy's store - she has the cutest stuff - every time I take some flowers in I end up walking out with something - don't tell Chris, he thinks this is a purely profit gig not a way for me to barter our old rusty stuff for other people's old rusty stuff!
So if you are ever in Franklin I highly recommend that you stop by "Bird On A Wire" (also go "like" it on Facebook) and do a little shopping - be sure you mention my name and blog - it really won't do anything for you but I have always wanted to say that and this seemed like the perfect time!