I have longed to do beautiful layers of interesting wire but I always felt I fell short of 3D work most of the time. Eventually, I told myself to stop worrying about it and let it happen on it's own. Today it really happened!!
I'm so satisfied and proud of myself over this design!! I couldn't help but think back to my very first ever twined project over a year ago. http://theangstyartist.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturday.html
At that time I remember being mystified as to how I would ever deal with all those spoke wires. I never thought I would ever have a solution!!
Most of this year 2011, I have felt like I was always in learning mode. I've worked on improving my skills and problem solving things that I believed held me back. But, I haven't felt for a long time that there has been any sort of break through for all my effort.
Until this week:)
I've said this before..... maybe you paid attention, maybe you didn't, maybe you didn't care....
If you are going to work in 3D get a brass brush. Many wire artists choose to leave the wire black when they work in 3D with multiple wire layers. I've seen tons of work out there that was not left black but was hardly adequately polished.
If it is the intent of the artist to leave their work half polished, that is certainly a design option. Personally I think it shows a lack of care and attention to detail or they simply don't know what to do.
Here is a link to the brush I used from RioGrande http://www.riogrande.com/Product/Brass-Wire-Bristle-Brush/113172?pos=13
4 months ago