Bed Spring Candle Holder

June 3rd, 2019 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Heres are the culprits. Metal spray paint (brushed nickel variety), Gorilla Super-Duper Glue, a bedspring, a metal bell from a vintage cash register, part of a jewelry clasp, vintage crystals (of course the tear drop makes an appearance), and a litlle stubby white candle. Book em Danno!
And here you have it folks...contemporary elegance!
A little Gorilla will do ya! Some might call that a monkey, but I call it a little Gorilla.
After you have applied glue to the jewelry clasp adhere it to the bell.
The little loop pops through the hole making it easy to connect the strand of crystals later.
Now add some Gorilla Super Glue to the top of the spring.
The bell fits perfectly. The glue holds it firmly in place.
Spray this little puppy good. I decided to spray paint it because i wanted it to look like one piece rather than two pieces joined together. A marriage can sometimes use a little support. Ha!
Hook the chain of crystals to the loop in the jewelry clasp and youre done!
Clean styling is the way to go. One bud in small bottle is al you need!

I talk regularly about marrying junk and this piece is a good example. A vintage bell from a cash register, a sturdy little bed spring, and some crystals somehow become one. 

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Comments (24)

AbbieDonnelly writes: Oh, this is beautiful!! Posted: 5:43 am on April 5th
chippingcharm writes: Lovely you've got me thinking about gifts...I can think of plenty of people who would love to receive this beauty :) Laurel Posted: 8:33 am on September 22nd
alicemom writes: Another bell ringer! Fabo!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:36 pm on September 21st
StrangeCargo writes: Sue, springs, coils, sprirals have a life of their own. This came out very cool. Thanks.

Ken Posted: 6:15 pm on September 21st
RustyDiva writes: Very classy my classy friend!! I would say that so far you have met the challenges with flying colors ~ that is why you are the QUEEN!!!!!! Posted: 1:19 pm on September 21st
shabbychick writes: Sue - you've passed another's Editor's challenge with simple, elegant flying colors!

Love it!


So...what's next?? Posted: 12:22 pm on September 21st
suewhitney writes: Hahaha, Janis!! I'm glad you're enjoying the Editor's Challenge and that you are awaiting the end results of the umbrella. I had a thought... Instead of re-purposing it I may re-gift it. To you perhaps? TeHe.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:12 am on September 21st
fellowjunker writes: Lov-e-ly Sue. I am really enjoying the editors challenge...and am anxiously awaiting the dreaded umbrella thingy Amy contributed!!
xojanis Posted: 10:50 am on September 21st
frstyfrolk writes: I have the rusty crusty bed springs in my etsy shop, Just need to find a bell ringer,thinking if what I can sub for it.

Smiles, Cyndi Posted: 10:40 am on September 21st
Craftyladie writes: You are so amazing! I wish I had your imagination. Who would have thought this would have turned out so elegant. Beautiful job! Posted: 9:51 am on September 21st
JunkArchitect writes:
I was staring at a bunch of these springs a few weeks ago and couldn’t figure out what to do with them. You did, and it came out great.

Posted: 9:46 am on September 21st
roadtriplouise writes: Simple but elegant. Your so creative!
Ann Posted: 9:10 am on September 21st
byabpryor writes: pt2... (still in amazement)

LOVE how you used part of the jewelry clasp piece.... WOW!

What a great idea! hhahahahaaa Posted: 7:32 am on September 21st
byabpryor writes: OMGosh Sue.. that is so freakin cute! LOL Posted: 7:31 am on September 21st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How cute is that! Very well done, my friend.
Candy Posted: 6:14 am on September 21st
bluebucket writes: Absolutely fabulous. There's a Tina Turner song that describes you perfectly - "You're simply the best, you're better than all the rest." Posted: 12:10 am on September 21st
CottageElements writes: Sue, I don't think we're gonna stump you now are we! And to make a bed spring look so elegant? Only the junk guru could do that! Wowzers!

Lani Posted: 11:08 pm on September 20th
irishrovr writes:
A knockout, Sue! Simple and beautiful!

Eileen Posted: 10:50 pm on September 20th
MimiToria writes: Wowser did you come up with a good one for my junk!!! Now, where do I get more bell ringers. lol
Very elegant and beautiful. I would of never in a million years come up with this one. Great job!
Gretchen Posted: 9:53 pm on September 20th
junkermidge writes: Great project! Love the addition of the crystal. You're certainly knocking out the challenges -- and they've all been winners!
Midge Posted: 9:13 pm on September 20th
georgiamoon writes: Sue you do good work. This one is simply adorable! I love how clever you are with the little hook coming through the bottom of the bell. Who wouldn't love this couple to come over and stay a while, Georgia Posted: 8:43 pm on September 20th
oldnews writes: Way cute! I agree, not in a million years! Marie Posted: 7:41 pm on September 20th
monakent writes: Lovely. Simple, yet elegant. Love the look. gailmarie Posted: 7:40 pm on September 20th
WhitePineLane writes: Absolutely adorable! I never could've come up with that in a million years! Love the idea of spray painting the whole thing brushed nickel too. Posted: 7:20 pm on September 20th
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