This graceful angel design is hand cut from upcycled - recycled 50 gallon steel drums. Both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder along with scrap paper, dried banana or sugar cane leaves. It is set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the drum is cut down the side and flattened out to create a "metal canvas" of approximately 3' x 6', upon which the design is drawn. Using hammer, chisel and various primitive tools, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of primitive art. The finished design is coated with a protective finish. Can be hung indoors or outdoors.
Upcycling is to reuse an object or materials (55 gallon steel oil drums) to create a product of higher value or quality than the original object or materials. The process of taking something that would be thrown away and turning it into something useful and of value.
Be sure to look at the photos that we have, showing the process of taking a steel drum and transforming it into a piece of art for your home decor.
Discount - We offer a 20% discount on orders over $500. Use discount code HM500 when placing your order.
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We have other Etsy shops that we hope you will visit.
Tropical Metal - Which features hand painted metal wall hangings in a tropical theme. These have also been cut from recycled steel drums. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicalMetal
Stained Glass Delight - Our newest Etsy shop features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers and jewelry boxes, finished in a decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight
Table Decor – Hand painted wood placemats, coasters and serving trays in tropical designs. http://www.etsy.com/shop/tabledecor
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