I really thought she was joking, but she did have some in her car! I got several feet of the tiny wire, which I thought would be the perfect thickness. I have previously tried clothesline, electrical wire, copper wire, and fabric. Nothing had worked.
I think this is actually going to work.
I cut the wire into a short section that would reach from the top of the piece to the bottom. These long nosed pliers are older than I am, they came from my dad's shop.
Here are the leaves and the stem wrap. I found a fabric that has yellow batik leaves and green background. It would make a nice mix of color for the stem or branch.
Out came the hot glue gun. It is the new one I bought about 2 months ago. This one is a lot better than the other one because this one is low heat (I don't burn myself on it, which I did a lot of with the hot hot glue gun) and it has a trigger squeeze. The other one you had to push the glue stick with your thumb and it got tiring.
I started assembling the leaves. I cut the tip of my index finger at Carrie's Easter Brunch when I was washing the sharp knives. It hurts like a son of a gun. And, guess what? You NEED that finger to do this!
|Two sets of leave|
Here is the Swimmer (heading off the page I see, she must be upset with all the attention) and two sections of leaves. I made one more, and I like it with a lot of leaves.
|three sets of leaves|
Whew! I sure am glad i didn't wait to the last minute like SOME people!