I'm completely out of the wire zone as I haven't made anything for about 5 weeks now.
I decided I wanted to make sea shells. A curious choice on my part since I have never been particularly drawn to them. But OK, that's what the muse wants.....that's what she gets:)
I also bought some steel wire and worked with that for the first time. I think it makes a lovely shell
These were challenging to make and I grew quite frustrated because the grace God put into the original shell spiral could not be equaled by me. Once I realized I could never reach so high a mark I was able to try one last time with more realistic expectations. To see the Masters work look here: http://naplesseashellcompany.com/turitella_sea_shells_seashells.html#seashells
There were lots of sad failures before I hit on something I could live with:
8 months ago