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« on: December 22, 2009 11:25:28 AM »

Christmas present for my boy. planned on making a bunch more for the rest of my gaming crew, but I just don't want to now.

It surprisingly didn't take too long to make, but it was hard trying to make the swirl look nice.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009 01:27:16 PM »

I think it looks wonderful!  Maybe if you made a mold from a pipecleaner or something similar rather than carve the swirl?

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009 01:48:19 PM »

Ahh, McSheezy, that's cool. I am now officially inspired to make something awesome for my obsessed brother. Rock on.

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009 10:39:42 AM »

Nice, and great gift.  Like your twisted-wire U shape at the top for hanging it too.

I agree with Sandroo though that it would be easier to make a "stamp" from thick wire (or even the edge of something flexible) to make the impression in the clay than to try and "draw" the spiral shape with a blunt-tipped tool then clean up the lines, if that's what you did.  Will go really fast that way too  Grin

If you don't know how to bend an "loose" or "open-wire" spiral with wire, there are some lessons/tips on this Wire page, and check out these lessons too:
http://www.squidoo.com/Make-Hair-Jewelry (middle of pg)
http://www.wittyliving.com/crafts/jewelry/wirewrap_makespirals.html (bottom of pg)
They're made the same way as the normal closed or tight spirals, but just not bent/pulled as tightly (these are flat spirals btw, not "coils").
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/wire.htm (click on Coils & Spirals & Twists)

To then make the loose spiral into a "stamp," once you've created as much spiral length as you want, bend the rest of the wire straight up and away from the spiral --perpendicular to it-- and use the excess wire as a handle for the spiral-shaped stamp.  (Then bake and do your antiquing in the impression.)

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