Hello and welcome to another What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday where you can plainly see that what’s on my workdesk today is Mr. Cheech.
He was sprawled out on the white containers in the back, but then jumped up to steal my seat when I got up to take the photo. The cute little brat. 🙂
Other things that aren’t so clear are bunches of tangled & twisted copper wire. Thankfully, these are purposefully twisted into a heart. This project isn’t my own design, just to let you know, but comes from the February 2011 issue of Bead and Button magazine.
By the way, I did figure out how to remove the enamel coating from the copper wire my son recycled for me. (You can see it here, with enamel intact. It gives a more reddish look.)
That’s what the candle is for. One pass through the flame and the coating burns off, then a few swipes with 400 grit sandpaper removes the firescale leaving shiny bare copper wire. Hopefully it will accept a nice patina, once the weather gets warm enough to use liver of sulfur again.
Here’s my finished heart. Dunno what I’m going to do with it. Any suggestions?
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