This time it was Popsicle sticks. My daughter, when she was younger made me some candle glass holders completely out of Popsicle sticks. I love these things, they are colorful, beautiful and simple in design. Hard to clean if you live in a dusty place (which I do), but the look is marvelous and complicated. She made them out of colored craft sticks which are Popsicle sticks really.
Then I ran a search, and there before my eyes popped up all of these links to sticks- tooth picks, Popsicle sticks, matchsticks, and tongue depressors, I have hit the little wooden stick mother lode.
The first one to come up was,
The man makes gorgeous, with a capital "G", lamps, and tables, chairs and screens and a couple of mirrors too.David Hrobowski makes furniture out of popsicle sticks — thousands of them, glued together one by one to construct spiraling 3-foot-tall table legs, lampshades finished in the most improbable fringe, or as pictured here, a room divider with Japanese flair, its red-dyed sticks arranged like cherry blossoms. The 56-year-old antiques dealer calls them "riffsticks" — each stick like a short melodic note repeated over and over. - from the L.A times http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-0403-hrobowski-photos,0,4008394.photogallery
|these two pictures come from the L.A. Times article|
and the link to see more is above
Brad Griffith- http://youtu.be/4RmbsDU3SNc craftstick bending video, great info and some skill that might be very useful for crafts. Build your skills.
Stephen Guman- Aspiring World Record Breaker- http://youtu.be/WodL_QiAqEw too much time on his hands. Popsicle stick addictions gone wild.
Steven J. Backman-The essence of patience- http://www.toothpickart.com/ full of patience and tooth picks, the things people in western culture will do to skip meditation ;-D
Chang's Art- http://www.changsart.com/index.htm I really love the eggs and the airplanes.
Jack Hall the matchstick man- http://www.catfish1952.com/MatchstickMan.html Jack's claim to fame is the beautiful instraments that he crafted out of used match sticks. Gorgeous music.
Robert C. Haifley- 6 foot tall sculpture of toothpicks
Wayne Kusy- Ships of Picks http://www.waynekusy.com/
Franceska Mc Cullough- http://www.toothpickmoon.com/index.html the sculptor of toothpicks
Stan Munro's Toothpick city- http://toothpickcity.com/ a whole world of tiny wood sticks
DIY- http://big3.com.tw/003-1.htm lots of pics of houses, cd holders, helicopters, bookends, ships, tape dispensers,trains, clocks, lights, coasters, and a bunch of other amazing constructions. Worth the look see.
Tim Fort- http://youtu.be/jiWxU3jXOFc Exploding sticks, made out of tongue depressors, this is wonderful to watch.
Bob Shamey- http://www.shamey.com/tooth/tooth.htm incredible little carvings in tooth picks, unbelievable!!