Weaving wire sounds interesting. How do you do it? On a loom?
I’m a rockhound, too. Elena
Elena, I have woven miniature egg baskets .5x.5 across using
30ga and up copper wire, some free form baskets and other woven
sculpture. The weaving technique I have been using for the last
two years is somthing I don’t know how to explain. I think it
originated in Nepal or Tibet I weave two or more wires together,
in a way that creates a rod or bundle of wires, that looks realy
interesting if you use difrent colored metals. After weaving, I
hammer the rod so all the wires scrunch together. I usualy hamer
and aneal the pice three or four times. then I file the pice to
get rid of the hammered surface. Then I sand and polish it or
apply any other modifications depending on what I am making.