Suggestions for a head....

Marlene KindredJuly 17, 2011

My DH has been on a roll making spiders and other garden critters and even has his own Etsy site now (Garden Friends) if you want to check it out. He got this vase and has made the body of the spider but is at a loss as to what to use for the head. He would like it to be something steel that he can weld eyes and a mandible to...we've tried everything we had on hand at home. The whole spider with legs is a little over two feet long. Any suggestions from you guys??

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Only steel thing I can think of is 'ball bearings'...might be costly...I don't know ...for one the size he needs. How would a doorknob work? There are metal ones...would that be too big? I'll think on it some more. Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 10:15PM
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door knob. ice cream scoop. soup ladle...trailer hitch???

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 10:25PM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Marlene- I went to Etsy and did a search on Garden Friends and several vendors were listed under that heading. How can I find your husband's site? Thanks-

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:20AM
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Ament(5a SD)

An old soup ladle would be perfect if you can find the right size, just flip it so the cup is facing down, weld the mandibles to the ladle. You can usually find ladles, big ones at thrift stores too. Absolutely love the spider though! I am always telling the kids, Don't crush it! when we find them in the house, if they can't handle it's location, I have them scoop them up on a piece of paper and take them outside. *g* And I used to once be terrified of spiders!

~Bright Blessings!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 4:44AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Marlene, the spiders are incredible and i love the dragonfly also.
Linda, I chose Shops from the dropdown menu next to the search box, that only brought up 2 options and it was clear which was marlene's and her dh's.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 8:02AM
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A big glass bottle stopper, but the parts would have to be glued

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 9:50AM
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Marlene Kindred

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I'd never thought of a soup ladle....that just might to the trick.

To find DH's Etsy shop, you go to the main page and right next to the search bar is a drop down shows "handmade" as the default. If you click on shops, then type in Garden Friends, only two come us as Kathy said and DH's is jkindred.

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 5:11PM
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I was going to suggest the big soup ladle but Ament beat me to it! I love John's awesome creations. I just might have to get one of those cute spiders.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 1:30AM
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sometimes just an outing to a garage sale or flea market can help you find what you need. Paula

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 7:48AM
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One of those big jingle bells and a spring to fit it in the bottle/body. The ladle idea is also a good choice.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 2:00PM
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