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« on: January 20, 2014 08:50:56 PM »

Another piece I did around the new year. I really wanted to do a crane; I have one in my personal collection but I haven't tried making one before. I thought it might be good for a new year's theme and added some fireworks.



I created a loop and threaded pieces of wire through the loop, then twisted the ends together to create a bunch of them from one central point.


This is what the firework looks like when it's attached to the hair prong and spread out/arranged nicely.


This is how it was attached in the back, with a stronger piece of wire. The decorative sparkly cloth wrapped wire is very thin and wouldn't be very stable on its own.


This is the wire base of the bird. I took a strong piece of wire, bent it into a bird shape, then wrapped the decorative wire around it.


And the wire base of the bird and two fireworks are attached to the hair prong.


I made a paper body for the bird, and started applying 'feathers.'


And now it's done!


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014 02:14:04 AM »

This is so lovely. Thank you for explaining how you make them. Fascinating. They are lovely together or even apart.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014 08:17:33 PM »

Beautiful work!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014 01:06:18 PM »

Thank you both for the kind words! Smiley
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There is just something very special about them.
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