Thursday, October 29, 2009
I love those moments when inspiration floods into your mind and immediately you are drawn to create. It doesn't matter if it's 3am but it must be done now. So you fly out of bed to get started and try out your idea. Today it hit me on the way to work and I've been a little nuts waiting for lunch to try it out.
Here is my "first draft". I made this over the lunch hour and some bits were more hurried than others but I think it turned out well. I just wish I'd had some yellow wire for the face.
I coiled copper wire around the handle of a crochet hook until it was long enough. The green stem was coiled around a small screwdriver. There's a piece of copper wire through the middle of the main coil to help it hold it's shape and also to help tie it to the stem. The face is made from one continuous piece ending at the bottom of the nose.
I think it would be fun to make a beaded chain for this with copper leaves hanging from it.