Monday, 19 March 2012

40 Watt Goldfish

The hollowed-out lightbulb has successfuly been filled!  Hollowing out the bulb wasn't too difficult; knitting the fish was easy; crocheting the weed was a breeze.  Putting the latter inside the former was enough to turn the air blue however!

The fish has a concealed wire up his middle, which works just fine outside the lighbulb.  Stuff him inside the bulb and the wire gets bent and so do his involved a great deal of poking and prodding with a pair of forceps and a crochet hook, as well as his removal and re-insertion a couple of times.  Then you have to get the arrangement of the weed and fish to your liking, followed by carefully pushing the wires through a piece of plasticene which then has to be wedged into the base of the bulb.

Then you carefully place it in a rough-hewn wooden base which used to be a candlestick made by your daughter at school, go upstairs to show it off to your son...who promptly drops it.  Run downstairs, bit of re-arranging, followed by super-glueing the thing into it's base (should have done that the first time...) and it's done!

I think it's cute - do you?  I'd like to sell these but goodness knows how I would transport them by post, I don't think it would be possible. But if you live locally you can order one!  I'd like to do more of these with various types of fish inside, the possibilities are endless.


Soggibottom said...

Do I have to feed it ?
:-) xxx

Soggibottom said...

Sorry, I meant do I have to feed it and clean it out ?
:-) X X X

Magpie Magic said...

Fabulous! Love it. :-) Almost as much as my little fish hanging from my keyring. You should make more of those as well as they can be transported... ? xoxo