The Making of the Blackbird

British Garden Birds Captured in Wire

View over the making of the copper wire blackbird by designer Nicola.  The following slide-show goes through each of the stages from sketching, to wire construction of the body, tail and wings. Before the patina solution is applied, and after the bird has finished his bath, the final polish and set with wax.


And the finished wire blackbird is here:


To view over a variety of other artisan copper wire-work jewellery and craft projects click here, and for my range of downloadable craft tutorials visit this page.



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