Monday, September 8, 2008

Anyone can.......whistle

I love to whistle. I do it quite a lot actually. Can often be heard whistling a tune.....and on many occasions I have been told that I whistle like a man. What exactly does that mean? Is it a compliment? Should I be proud? Should I try to whistle like a woman? Who knows - but it doesn't put me off whistling.

And I have a great whistling pal in my pet parrot Harold. (He looks a bit fluffed up here, as I just woke him up to take his photograph! Sorry Harold!!) He sings too - but he does have a lovely whistle - including a very flattering wolf whistle!

So a couple of days ago I was trying to decide what my next "anyone can...." piece would be - and I had the idea that anyone can whistle. So here is Anyone. Yes, he/she looks like just an ordinary figure - just hanging out from the chain as a necklace. But Anyone has a surprise! Hold Anyone up to your lips and blow - and "Anyone can whistle"!!!

I build the whistle part first. I'd never tried making a whistle before - and it was fiddly to get the sound to hit the correct part to the make the whistle....but when the metal clay was dry, I blew into it and it did make a sound.....so then I added and moulded Anyone onto the front of the whistle! Then I hoped that in the kiln it wouldn't all collapse or shrink in an uneven way and no longer sound. But it worked!

For those musical types out there, Anyone whistles an E (unless you don't blow fully and then it's an E flat!!!!). It's a pretty sound too. A nice clear tone. Maybe this will become the new tuning fork!!!

Hope you like Anyone. I built another Anyone can.... this weekend too whom you'll meet soon.....

I'll list "anyone can whistle" on my site and Dawanda soon.

4 comments:

HINT Jewelry Design said...

How clever!! I can't whistle so this would be a boon :) Thanks for the feedback on my Saskia's Night Moon necklace. I just made myself a follower of your blog. Can't wait to see your new inventions :)

Ruth said...

Thanks Beth. Appreciate you looking at my blog - and glad my latest piece whetted your whistle! I loved how you finished off your Moon necklace. I think you'll do well with necklaces as well pendants.

Lady Bracknell said...

Oh, what a brilliant idea!

Although I can, of course, lay claim to already being the proud possessor of Inadvertently Whistling Earrings... ;-)

Ruth said...

Like the inadvertently whistling earrings! It made me think of a story someone told me at my conference recently. Someone bought a pair of earrings from her but then returned them and said she didn't like the gentle twinkle sound of them. Was it possible to change the pitch!!!! The earrings were just danglies that made a quiet sound - but I guess if the sound isn't the one you want.......