You have a great eye for clay, wood, stone combinations. My favorite is the top one!How do you drill your stones?
Hi Suzi, thanks, that is the last one I did, I guess I was finally letting myself go. Ha. I didn't drill these but purchased them and now I wished I had saved all the stones I gathered on the west coast, but I suspect if I find any this winter I will drill them with a diamond bit and if the bit gets too warm I will let it cool off and also put a bit of water on the spot to keep the stone cool as well, I think the way to do it will be to start out small and then use a larger and larger bit. If I drill any I will let you know. I do have a reamer that enlarges holes, It's kind of like a file with a graduated size.
I love the beach stones, too.
Hi Joanne, thanks, if only I was on the west coast there are so many places I've been with the smooth stones. I need to get to the beach real soon.
Looking good. And beach (or river) stones are always beautiful.
Hi Sue, thanks, there is a beach north of San Francisco that has all black beach pebbles, oh to have a few of those.
I agree that the stones in combination with the driftwood and ceramic bring it all together nicely! I even like the twine!
Hi Rian, thanks, I am planning on redoing most of them as they are still not quite what I want, I have redone them countless times, practice makes perfect.
I love this idea. I think the driftwood on these "top"ones is too thick for the pot.. your previous ones had a more graceful open shape; the balance of pot, wood and stones might be better id driftwood was thinner, stones were larger. Love what you are creating!!!!
Hi Joan, thanks, I appreciate your critique. I plan on making the sides slightly taller so there is more open space between the pot and the driftwood on the next group. I also plan on redoing the beads on these as I am really not completely satisfied with any except the top one. Larger stones is something I had not thought of. I have some stones in my gravel paths I plan on trying to drill this coming week, we shall see, they are larger.
I love suggestions, questions, critiques, thanks for your comment