Musical Wax and Wire PiecesÂ seem to sell out all the time. This one was taken from a keyboard primer and holds part of a half-note and whole-note tutorial. The front says â€œPlay a half-â€œ(note) with a portion of flat whole notes in the score below.
Steel wire was hand-bent into the angelÂ shape, embellished with a curlicue of a violin clef and half note. The portion of the music sheet was cut out and dipped in encaustic medium, as well as tissue paper for the wings and head. TheÂ paper was attached with the beeswax and resin mixture. It comes with aÂ tan hemp cordÂ for hanging. This angel measures 3Â 1/4 tall by 4 1/8 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep. Custom (public domain) music options are available. Please allow 3 weeks for a custom order.
Encaustics should be cared for as you would for any fine art piece. Encaustic derives from the word â€˜burn inâ€™ and is a process of applying molten wax colors to a surface for the creation of images or decoration that began more than 2 millennia ago with Roman Egyptian wax portraits.
Be gentle if handling the ornament inÂ extreme heat or cold. It is best to let the piece acclimate to room temperature. Hanging it in direct sunlight may cause some fading over time.Â