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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fidgeting with Wire

Check this out. My brother in law and sister in law paid a surprise visit Friday night. We had a great time joking around and enjoying each others company.

My brother in law is one of those people who is always fidgeting with something. He can't keep his hands still. I handed him some scrap wire and a couple of tools to keep him occupied and this is what he did. I think a wire artist lurks in the back of his science geek mind. LOL!


Today's question:  Who is the other wire bending artist who I have talked about on my blog?

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  1. Hey Tela, Your brother in law has some talent! How fun to see what he created just playing around.
    As far as wire benders...you have mentioned Mary Tucker, Glenda Jones, Sue Barzaccini(spelling), Cynthia Daniels and Lois of Copper Wire Jewelers. There may be more. You can tell I seriously love the necklace!

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    1. Love your BIL's whimsical sculpture! Next time give him some peanuts, too. ;-)

      Terry Border. Awesome bender.

      (Funny, don't I get the usual option to reply? This looks different. Whatever.

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    2. Christine, you are amazing! I didn't even think of everybody. To tell the truth, I was thinking more like Terry Border. But, you are more right than me and I wrote the question! LOL! :) You go, girl!

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    3. Hey, Renate- yeah the blogger is boggy sometimes. refreshing helps. Terry Border IS awesome, isn't he? I love that guy!

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  2. Tela, you've mentioned copper artist, Lois Linquist.

    Joyce

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  3. You Inlaws wire looks so very Calder like. It's very good!!

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    1. On now I have to look up Calder. I feel dumb. :)

      Yes, he made this real quick, too. Pretty cool!

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    2. I was going to say the same thing! The only reason I know is because Mr. Sequin is obsessed with Calder's work. He even has a huge book on Calder's jewelry. It's staring at me from the coffee table. :)

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  4. Science geeks are very analytical, so of course he would do well with wire (and create something geeky like eyeglasses). I would love to see what he does with one of your rocks and more wire ... but then he might set up his own store and steal all your business!

    It would be easier to mention the few wire artists you haven't mentioned. You are very generous about giving credit to everyone.

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    1. It's funny, he's a math and science guy, but he's really imaginative, too. And, he's one of the funniest guys I know. I'm glad I like my family. :)

      I'd like to get some guest artists on the blog, too. What do you think?

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    2. Guest artists would be nice! Personally, I come here to see Tela's work and learn about her beautiful stones, but I learn a little from everybody's work, don't you?

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  5. Terry Border - bender extraordinaire, like the Bil's work, too.

    Vicky ;)

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    1. Hi Vicky, I'm sure he will be tickled to hear that. :) And, yes, I was thinking of Terry Border, but as others have pointed out- I got my own question wrong. :)

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  6. Tela, your brother-in-law's piece has the same whimsical feel that I get from your wire people. Imaginative and fun!

    Joyce

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    1. You know, you're right! Maybe I can put on those glasses on a wire person- hmmmmm... you just gave me an idea. :)

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  7. Thank you for the kind words on my self portrait, but something clearly took a detour in the span between my brain and my hands. You are clearly the artistically talented one. -e

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    1. Hey E- you're awesome and you know it! :) You did this really quick- quite impressive, actually. I tried to get DH's head around it, but I couldn't manage. :)

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  8. Terry Border & Eni Oken

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