Sunday, April 22, 2007



New toy. I got a new toy this week - a blowtorch. I like working with wire but I don't like the sharp ends. The blow torch melts the end of the wire and forms little beads. I did have to sand off black residue afterwards.

I wove the copper wire onto a frame then wove hand dyed (by me) threads through it. When I held the wire in the torch, flame ran down the wire but it didn't set the yarn on fire.

It does need more beads and I need more practice at coiling the wire, but I am happy with the overall result. The brooch measures around 1" x 1 1/2"

2 comments:

rcbeads said...

Oh it's quite beautiful! love the bead that melting the wire makes at the ends...looks definitely intentional and dramatic. Ethan's adorable...goes without saying, but I'll say it...

ATCLindaB said...

wonderful work, very intricate and friendly :)