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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Just Playin'

I picked up some wire and determined to do something different- something I haven't tried, yet.

I have always liked the chaotic look of the bird nest pieces, but never liked the whole egg thing. So, I tried something different. This is my first one and I learned a lot while making it. Mostly- just when you think you have enough wire- use some more! (I could have used a lot more wire.)

This is made with a piece of larimar and copper wire.  :)

After I took the pictures, I had one last tweak to make as shown in the last picture. 







After a tweak






9 comments:

  1. I had to look at it for a while to get used to this unexpected sight. It is very courageous of you to leave your comfort zone. Good for you! ;-) You achieved the "unmade bed" look pretty well (I know it is not as easy as it looks). I'm very curious and excited to see where this new direction will lead you.

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  2. LOL! YES! I was quite pleased with myself and thought of you and our conversations immediately. :) This was pure spontaneity. I saw a youtube video and adjusted on the fly. It was quick and fun. I'm having a go at some more. I just have to practice NOT thinking about it too much!

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  3. ;-) I know why the two horizontal wires are there, and why they are so straight - after all, they hold the stone, right? - but I would love to see them messed up a bit. ;-)

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  4. Great minds think alike! Just after I took these pictures, I thought the same thing. I said a quick prayer, inserted my pliers, and twisted. Now they are more messy and less straight. I'll try and get a pic posted of the adjustment/improvement.

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  5. Wow! Very brave and with cool results! Like the adjustment of the straight lines giving the whole piece an organic feel. There is a place for free form pieces. They remind us life is messy and fun. I think stepping out of our comfort zones pushes and enhances the creative spirit.

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  6. Thank you, Christine! I have been trying to wrap (no pun intended) my brain around more freeform work. It's not so easy for me. My brain tends to work like an architect's. Sometimes, I am more interested in HOW to make something than in making it- if that made any sense. My work is generally more tailored, so this is me "breaking out" :)

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  7. That is so lovely! The dark patina copper is a beautiful contrast to the pale larimar. Definitely love the 'tweak!

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  8. Thank you! I think this works real well together, too. I'm so glad my first one came out decent. It makes me want to play more! :)

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