Long term followers of the blog will remember flowerfinging Camp last August, (www.flowerflinging.blogspot.com/2012/09/attention-campers-part-3.html) where the focus was on structures. I was completely captivated by a structure created by The Nominator and saving the instructions for it for a special post.
Patience is needed to wire the lengths to each other. One strand of the 22 gauge is looped and twisted between each long strand of wire. The number of twists between the strands determines how open or close they are to each other.
It takes awhile to get in the rhythm of the twisting but you do get the hang of it and it goes faster. I had to guess where I wanted to put the cross wires so I could get a nice space for my design. Once the cross wires are in place, gather the ends of the long wires, press gently together with pliers and wrap the end with the 22 gauge wire, covering and tucking in the ends of the wires. This finishes it off nicely.
My favorite is still The Nominator’s structure, here with orange roses. Look at all the swooping movement it has. It must be a lot longer than 36”. See how the cross wires are placed to help create the forms? She has shaped the wires to create a bowl for the flowers. As they say, “curves in all the right places”!