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I'm a metal woman, with a large stash of bottle caps and tins cans organized by color in my shop. I spend all spare moments there starting and finishing every piece. I collect bottle caps and tin from local restaurants, friends and interested neighbors. Some decorative tins are purchased from second hand stores, and vintage soda bottle caps from Ebay sellers.

The whistle were along time in the idea bank. Years ago I was inspired by Bobby Hansson's book "The Fine Art of the Tin Can" where he shows how to make a whistle out of two pieces of tin. I increased the tin size and added bottle caps, over the years I improved my whistle by adding a cork ball for a louder more trilling sound, a bale for wearing on a chain and interior shell of stainless steel to make for a sturdy long lived whistle.

The rollie animals is the work of two shops here at…

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  • Joined January 21, 2007

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I'm a metal woman, with a large stash of bottle caps and tins cans organized by color in my shop. I spend all spare moments there starting and finishing every piece. I collect bottle caps and tin from local restaurants, friends and interested neighbors. Some decorative tins are purchased from second hand stores, and vintage soda bottle caps from Ebay sellers.

The whistle were along time in the idea bank. Years ago I was inspired by Bobby Hansson's book "The Fine Art of the Tin Can" where he shows how to make a whistle out of two pieces of tin. I increased the tin size and added bottle caps, over the years I improved my whistle by adding a cork ball for a louder more trilling sound, a bale for wearing on a chain and interior shell of stainless steel to make for a sturdy long lived whistle.

The rollie animals is the work of two shops here at etsy. The original wood constructed toy comes from 'oopsthatsart'. Wonderfully made toys! I then apply carefully chosen colored tin, ink and bottle caps to make a unique one of a kind toy.

Visit my Web site
https://loran-scruggs.squarespace.com
Old work at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loranscruggs/
Great interview
http://issuu.com/designthisdesignthat/docs/issue3
see page 137.

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