Behind the Scenes Crafting!
Here are a few photographs of the stages in making my latest mobile ‘Woodland Dew Drops‘.
First off the copper wire dangles. These were hammered to a paddle shape at the base to work harden, widen, flatten and creature tree bark like texture on the surface. Then wire wrapped with translucent glass beads that will catch the light. Darkened with a patina finish, polished to bring out the coppery highlights and then varnished to seal.
Next the wooden bar. Taken from fallen tree wood out in the forest, the bark has been removed, dried and drilled with 7 holes to hand the dangles from. The wood is then sanded with various grit grades and finally sealed with a natural wood oil.
Here it is…….
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