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 with Rustins Lacquer 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 set with Renaissance wax, a good few coats.
Construction…. With the addition of 7 swivel fishing barrels that allow each dangle to rotate 360 degrees. This free movement is important for mobiles. Metal flex wire is used to attach each dangle to the wood, and as a loop at the top to hang the mobile from.
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