Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Re-Wired Flowers

I have a lot of things left over from various projects we did during my foundation course, including a whole pile of broken electrical items.  I was tidying these into a box the other day when I noticed the outer covering was peeling off one of the communications cables - so, always willing to be distracted from tidying I peeled it off a bit more...  Inside was a rainbow of thin wires all twisted together with a strand of bare copper - irresistible!

It took me a while to separate the wires - there is a knack to it which I didn't get the hang of until I had nearly finished, but it was worth persevering.  Of course my first thought was to try the wires as flowers and I'm pleased with the result.

I separated the rainbow of wires into 2 colour groups and also included the bare copper wire in the blue flower for a bit of added sparkle.

I think I am going to list these in my new shop even though they are flowers, as they would probably get a bit lost in my ffflowers shop.

Now what shall I do with the rest of the box?

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Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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