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Today I'm sharing some wirework that I did for the Now That's a Jig! monthly challenge with Brenda Schweder and the JigUFacturers. I got to work with the jig when I participated in the Project Embellish challenge at Creativation in January.
This month's theme was desert greenery-inspired. Here's the photo collage from the challenge.
There is such variety in the desert, and sometimes, you get the impression that there is no color. You just have to look a little harder for the color in some seasons, but the textures are always there.
I don't have a Now That's a Jig! (yet), but working with the small plastic jig I had and some pliers, I shaped a saguaro cactus in brass wire. Then, I took a smaller gauge of wire and wove it across the frame. I bent the smaller gauge with pliers back and forth to crinkle it.
Here's how that came out:
This was a fun challenge and like all challenges, stretched my creative ability. What creative stretches are you trying? Gotta keep those artistic muscles in shape!