3 dimensional wire and bead flower

what do you do if you visited a friend at hospital and you were not allowed to bring any live flowers into the building? well, when that happened to me i came up with making a flower with wires. this kind of flower can even last longer than the real deal and may be neglected without consequences. it's hard to show the 3 dimensionality of it in a photo, but i think the middle one captures some of it.


i came up with making things with wire as a teenager. i don't remember exactly how and when i started but i know i was inspired by an article i had read about this boy in africa that made all his toys with wire since this was all he had. he made really cool stuff - trucks and everything.

oh, i think it comes back to me now! for some reason i suddenly remembered: we were eating "abendbrot" (german word for supper, literally translated it means "evening bread") and there was a cheese that had a thin wire wrapped around it. at least i think it was a cheese. germans and many other europeans linger around the supper table for quite a while, just talking, so i must've gotten bored and started making a bike with that wire. i made a few bikes before i went on to new objects.

our recent giveaway featured wire fishes i made. in a future post i'll show you what i made of wire that sylvia wore on her wedding day...

5 comments:

Renay said...

So super cute! I got started with some wire stuff during a 3D design class I took. It's a tough medium but so worth the outcome! Great share!

Simona said...

Cool! I'd love to see what you made!

Stefanie Elisabeth said...

da bin ich schon gespannt drauf!! das is wirklich eine schöne idee. ich hab mir als jugendliche oft schmuck mit draht gemacht, haupsächlich ohrringe. und damals waren auch diese knüpfbänder modern, jeder saß in der Schulpause mit den bändern an die jeans geheftet da.

ich hab mir gestern ein "kropfbändchen" zu meinem dirndl gemacht, da möchte ich auch noch diese perlen raufsticken.... siehst du dann morgen :)

Alex said...

Wow! those were really nice, very creative . Thank you for sharing and for coming by my blog.

Marianne said...

In fifth grade you came home with some wire that was left-over from certain classroom-decorations. Then you started making your wire-bicycles, some of which still decorate our fireplace. In fact, I always wondered, how artistic you were as a little girl already. Wonderful gift!

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