Sunday, January 13, 2013

Metal Beetle

This piece took me about 15 hours, some pain and blood and about 2$ in material cost.
It's just an idea of the interesting things you can create from very overlooked materials. Most of it is made from metal cans, broken umbrella, metal wire and a piece of mash. All the joints are movable and most of the connections made by the wire wrapping technique that is often used in jewelry.
One of the more fun parts to do was the wings, I crocheted a thin copper wire that I got a while ago from an old broken monitor.
When attempting working with metal, keep in mind that it is a very hard and sharp material!

The full size of it is 7x11” / 18x28 cm

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