Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hi Wire Bird & FAQs


I have been making these wire birds over ten years now. Recently I started adding words, like "hi".



Here I've answered some of the most frequently asked questions about these birds-

What wire do you use?
I use mostly annealed anchor wire, sometimes called stovepipe wire or fence wire. But I can use any sort of wire and have made them from copper, brass, aluminum, steel and coated electrical wire.

How do you make them?

I start at the beak usually. Each bird is one continuous strand of wire, and the only tools I use is a pair of pliers. I liken it to drawing in three dimensions, I sort of scribble in space the lines of a bird until I have one standing in front of me.

Do they stand on their own?
Yes, they are free standing and 3 dimensional.

Can you teach me/ show me how to make them?
No, but here is a video of me making one.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some Other Etsy Bunnies

Etsy has a lot of great bunny items, looking through my favorites, I was surprised how many had sold. Here's a small handful, I will post more as I find them...

I am a sucker for Dutch rabbits, here is a cutie by HazelFisherCreations.etsy.com


I love Amber's paintings, especially the watercolors, but this one is a bit darker and more evocative than some of her other pieces.


Find more of her art at amberalexander.etsy.com

And finally, this little cutie by mudstuff.etsy.com would look great sitting in a flower pot in my garden.



Minor rant:
ETA: This post has been edited to remove an image by another artist who did not want their work on this blog. Although I wholeheartedly respect an artist's right to their work, I also think it's pretty stupid to even want a simple *link* to their shop where you can see and buy it! If you don't want to sell your art, don't post it on the internet! /end rant.