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.


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

  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~

  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 :)

  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

  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~