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Wire mask first atempt by SilverCicada Wire mask first atempt by SilverCicada
I am always up for a challenge. One of the ladies that frequents the coffee shop where I work (my boss is also awesome enoug to let me display and sell my masks there too) wanted something diffrent for the ball that we put on every summer. I hadn't worked with wire since my sculpture class in college but it didn't take long for my hands to remember how to manipulate the stuff. I couldn't help myself. Curls and swirls just seem to happen no matter what media I use. The photo looks more coppery than it is irl.

If you are interested in another mask like this one contact me or check my etsy for availability.
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gilliancarson Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
very cool!
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ravdenmark Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful job :)
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TataniaRosa Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so beautiful.
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likealightbulb Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Wow, it's really beautiful! I love the way you worked the wire - kind of haphazard and chaotic, but still elegantly structured. Gorgeous.
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MissAnnThropia Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the idea, I haven't seen it done and now I definitely want to try it, since I do both masks and wire work :D The only thing I'd be worried about is loose ends scratching, but I guess it can be done in a way they don't come in contact with skin.
I have to be honest and say the wire coiling on this one is not very neat, but you haven't used it much so it's understandable. I'm sure you could achieve more delicate work if you'd be more patient with wire ;)
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SilverCicada Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
She wanted the wire to be more natrual and 'spider spun' as the client put it so I was actualy trying to make it loose and messy but thankyou for pointing that out. Once I get through my next fiew orders I'm going to have another go at the wire mask making. Is there a particular type or brand of wire that you find works well for wrapping?
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MissAnnThropia Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If that's what the client wanted, it's just fine ;)

I'm mostly using silver-plated copper craft wire and I've tried copper, brass and lacquered copper - no special brands, just what I find in the local store, and they're all easy to work with.
Some of my friends use stainless steel wire, which is very difficult to cut, but doesn't tarnish and there are no marks on it after handling, whereas silver-plated wire can get scratched and reveal bits of copper inside.
There is also aluminum wire which comes in various colors, but I haven't tried it.
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e-suna Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Really lovely, the purple goes well with the color of the wire. Is that brass or craft wire?
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3greendogs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
i like it a lot--reminds me of a butterfly. :)
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dragona742 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very nice. It has beauty, it has style, it has grace, it has something magic, it has... Well, I could make up a very long list, but you get my point.
If this was a challenge for you, you definately succeeded! Great job :clap:
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