Jigging a Daisy

In 2011 I learned to make wrangled bangles with Brenda Schweder.

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Little did I know that intro to wire class would lead to a whole new career!

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Wrangled Bangle by Brenda Schweder in 2011

At the time I considered myself a paper collage artist, and encaustics were just beginning to show up on my radar.

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The bangles workshop was just to pass the time at the Creative Connection Event, but I did like the results.

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Fast forward a few years and I am now the owner of Brenda’s Now That’s a Jig!

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I added a round peg combo pack to my order so I could use the Jig for my Frosties.

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Then as I was fooling around with a daisy I realized that might be a jiggable item as well.

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So I laid the hand-wrangled version on the jig and started spacing out pegs. Then the bending began.

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2 petals formed.

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And then I kept looping around the pegs and created a replica of the daisy.

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The center wasn’t stable, so I wrapped more wire around it to secure the shape. I bent the petals for dimension and adhered the wire to the encaustic substrate with a mini-iron.

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Then I had to conduct an overnight hang test to make sure the wire would stay on.

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Now you can see this piece at Creative Coworking through the end of the month.

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I’m looking forward to taking Brenda’s Now That’s a Pliers! Class at the Bead & Button Show.

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Collaborate Project by Brenda Schweder in 2014

Her creations are so inspiring!

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Steel wire jewelry by Brenda Schweder in 2011

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