Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wired ~ Copper, that is

(To learn more about this home or garden ornament, or to buy it, Click here)

To make things like this...

...I use a lot of this....


Copper wire. Do I use a little? I buy it in 150 foot rolls. But there are seven strands, and I unravel those to make 1050 feet of wire. Each year, I use about two and a half rolls, or 2625 feet. Over the five years I have been working full time on this style of art, I guess I have used about 15,750 feet of this particular type of wire (I use other types too)~ that's almost three (3!) miles of wire. Yep~ I use a little of this stuff.

If practice makes perfect, my wire bending skills must be pretty darn close to perfect by now. Let's just say I'm comfortable with the technique.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a wonderful ornament! Like the others as well. Really nice works!

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  2. Hi Roberta,
    Thanks so much! On this cool, wet morning, such a nice compliment is just what I need to get out and do some work! Tim~

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  3. Hi Tim,

    I am very happy to add your link to my blog e-craft.blogspot.com.

    See you again somewhere in the internet :)

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  4. Using copper wire myself to make window ornaments, I know how expensive it has become. But you have to admit, copper does add a nice touch. Sampled the wind chime sounds, they sound beautiful. Looking forward to the day when I can hang my own copper wind chime. I'll be in touch Tim
    - Deb

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  5. Hi Deb,
    Thanks for the nice comment. Yes~ I almost fell over on Friday when I went and bought a new roll of 1/4 inch copper. One month ago: $27. Friday: $49.50. Ouch! Thanks too for listening to the chimes~ I just bought a USB microphone, and hope to have a better sample soon. Tim~

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