Spring Cloche Directions
I had one of those days yesterday. There aren't many original ideas in my head. I'm mostly a copier - a pretty good one, but a copier none-the-less. So when I saw the picture of the spring cloches that Purplemoon posted, I wanted to copy them.
Well, it turns out that this is a whole lot harder than it looks. I had moss and potpourri everywhere! You can't just shove things in and then rearrange the goofy looking parts, because you can't reach back up inside the cloche without disturbing all the rest of the stuff.
I should have taken a closer look at the original picture. The original shows more space at the top and I think that looks better. But I wasn't about to redo it for the forty-millioneth time.
Here's the directions on how I finally did it. Maybe it will keep you from going crazy.
1. Place the cloche on its side.
2. Put the items in the cloche (again).
3. Hold the plate up to the bottom of the cloche. (How the original was ever done with no plate is beyond me.)
Now this is the most important step.
4. Let out a primal scream as you turn the cloche upright.
5. Whatever it looks like, resign yourself to the fact that it's not going to get any better and put it out for display.
For a while there, I wasn't sure if I wanted to thank Karn for posting the picture or send her off to Crafter's Hell. But in the end, it came out well enough to keep.
P.S. I don't want anyone posting a picture of their spring cloche and claiming they cranked it out in 15 minutes!