I have tried and tried and tried to weave metal, wire, and a combo
of both. I have tried using foil and also sheet metal. The results
are always *pathetic* so I must be doing "something" wrong, either
in the prep or choice of the materials or my technique.
I don’t do weaving, as such, but what I’ve found in working with
wire and making it do what fiber does, you don’t really get a second
chance with it – you have to get it into its final location right
away instead of hoping to move it later, unlike thread or string
that you can tighten and loosen as needed.
As I build up the knots that I tie, I go back and visit every
strand, every pass, to make sure it’s right. I start with soft wire,
and I try to keep it that way. I seldom have to re-anneal it, with my
techniques, but I’m not afraid to if it becomes necessary.