Recycled Lighting Lane Patterson creates fantastic lighting using old recycled objects and transforms them into figural sculptures, functional sculptural lamps and fountains. These two are made with license plates, lawn mower blades, fishing floats and recycled metal.
I've always had a thing for vintage license plates but never knew how to make good use of them. This is perfect!
This is from clockshoppes.com, made out of pictures of vintage license plates. But you can make your own version with a hollow, circular wooden base, clock works, tin snips and some antique-show finds. (For a smaller clock, hunt down antique carnival licenses instead of car plates.)