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Weaving wire


#1

In a message dated 97-01-28 21:11:14 EST, you write:

<< Hi, I am an amature metal smith. My favorit techniques include
weaving wire, acid etch and chain mail. I also love rocks and >>

Weaving wire sounds interesting. How do you do it? On a loom?
I’m a rockhound, too. Elena


#2

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.

Isaac


#3

Since Isaac didn’t use loom, I thought I’d pipe up. I have
woven fine gauge copper wire on a small loom. I also wove in
some copper and brass strips and fatter copper cable. I made a
wall hanging out of it (about 4" wide and 16" long). It was a
prototype for the concept of a woven silver hatband. The only
thing I didn’t try was soldering a bezel cup to it, which would
be cool for a hat band, although I’m sure cold connection
techniques could also be used. I would consider the project a
success, but I no longer have access to the loom so I haven’t
tackled the hat band.

Dave Sebaste


#4

Since Isaac didn’t use loom, I thought I’d pipe up. I have
woven fine gauge copper wire on a small loom. I also wove in
some copper and brass strips and fatter copper cable. I made a
wall hanging out of it (about 4" wide and 16" long). It was a >>

This is exciting! I could use my bead loom - can’t wait to try.
Elena