Octopus Tentacles Bathroom Towel Hooks
These tentacles are in forged stainless steel. drilled and countersunk to accommodate a hanger bolt and designed for each one to be screwed into a stud. They are labor intensive and require a great deal of handwork starting with the forge to taper a 1"x 1" solid piece of stainless steel square bar. After forge tapering (with the trip hammer) they are then reheated and formed into realistic postures. After this I weld the sucker shapes on to base-plate by turning my MIG (wire-feed) welder way down to present a "cold" high bead and VERY CAREFULLY weld each sucker in place. Finally grinding and polishing to accomplish the look... Because of all the hand work each one is totally unique. They are $100 each.