Tuesday, 23 June 2015

more fun with wire - the little wire bed

I am having so much fun lately!

I've been Pinteresting like crazy, looking up all kinds of wire creations. This one here has been one of my favourites for a long time:

Really beautiful wire art on that blog.

Anyway, I decided it was time to make my own wire bed... I used some of Wayne's copper wire. One meter of it to be exact. When he asked how much I wanted that's what I requested and I was spot on.

Go figure. I measure and cut wood the wrong size. I can't give you a quote on how much time it'll take me to do a job, but I could tell Wayne exactly how much wire I needed to make something I'd never made before!

The thinner wire is also copper, but in a thinner gauge and brown. The little mattress is a thin bit of foam with a hand stitched cover. The cushion is hand stitched and filled with felting wool.

The blanket is a bit of felt I wet felted with a cotton cover to give it a quilted feel, and trimmed with a little antique lace.

This little bed was sold as soon as I showed it at the local shop I sell some of my things through. Its the perfect size for a doll's house. Maybe its cause I've always loved doll's houses and dreamed that one day I'd build my very own dream doll's house from the ground up, but I love making this sort of thing.

I have another bed I'll share soon as I make bedding for it.


Sunday, 21 June 2015

wire work by him

I can't ever say Wayne doesn't give me romantic gifts. He's always making me hearts and flowers out of barbed wire. This is one of his creations, its about 8in tall and made of barbed wire, old roofing iron and a chunk of old wood.

The other day he got some new copper wire and made this cute little cowboy boot. I'd been sending him all kinds of links of cowboy boots made out of wire but Wayne always does things his way. Its a boot with a spur and a lasso.

(Ok, I made the rowel - that's the spikey bit on the spur - cause I wanted it to look cuter.)

Then there's this trapped man. Its a tortured sculpture, isn't it?

I love his wire work. He's so imaginative, which is why I wanted to show off some of his stuff.


Saturday, 20 June 2015

fun with wire - a wire crown

I've always had a thing for wire. I love wire baskets, wire sculpture, wire anything. I love working with wire, only of course I can only work with soft wires. Lately I've been doing a bit more wire work cause its something I can do easily while sitting around watching TV in the evenings.

ie. I haven't been doing any big projects but I've been making some smaller things.

Like this little wire crown made using gold copper wire in two thicknesses, brown copper wire and buttons.

The thick wire is about 2mm thick, the brown wire is 24 gauge and the thin gold wire holding the buttons is 28 gauge.

I made this little crown as a simple decoration, to sit on a shelf or something, but I guess it can be used as as a tiny crown if you put bobby pins on it!


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