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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:51 pm    Post subject: Wire art! Reply with quote

So, I've been doing a lot of seed bead work, and I found some relatively inexpensive wire ($1.99). I figure, why not, and I go ahead to buy the stuff. After many, many attempts and much, much failure (like the ring pictured on the right), I've begun to develop a little bit more confidence in my ability. ...and callouses on my fingertips.

Anyhow, the latest is here:

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About halfway through, I was comfortable enough in my ability to wrap the two wires together to begin experimenting with spacing. The tightly spaced (no gaps) part was first, then I extended that out a bit. Which do you prefer, tightly spaced (no gaps), or slight gaps between the wires coming around?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I prefer the tightly wrapped section, it appeals to my sense of order. Having said that, one should not discount the aesthetic appeal of a messier twist. My friend made me a ring from purple and copper wire which was quite messily wrapped around itself and I love it. I don't have it here (I wasn't sure it would survive the trip) otherwise I'd post a picture.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an entropic appeal to wrapping the wire on top of the first wire, instead of alongside it. I suppose it depends on what you're doing with it. I think I could probably do better than either attempt. I may next try to braid three wires together, and then wrap them around a ring.

If I had to consider for larger picture, the "order" ring would must more easily fit into some other piece, a larger structure. The "entropy" ring would serve better as a standalone. I might use the larger wire and larger ring I have for the "entropy" ring idea. Hm, hm..

Thank you for your comments, Alli!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the neater twist, I think, but this is on my iPod so I can't see very clearly at all. I'll get back to you when I can actually see it. ^_^
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to agree with Asa - I like the neater twist better. I feel like the messier twist needs more mess to have the same appeal. Smile But both are really great!

All this crafting makes me want to show some of my bleaching projects....
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