January 13, 2009

Looming with Wire?

I already emailed this to myself out of paranoia that I'd forget later, but for the benefit of Blogland...

Here's an idea for a 'new' jewelry technique (Although, honestly, what's completely new these days? Not much, that's for sure... sometimes I wonder if humans have hit the wall as far as true innovation in the arts goes, but that's a rant of its own): Looming wire - that is, making a loom with wire as the warp threads and weaving the wire through the warp threads. Not wire weaving using braiding techniques or basketry techniques, but actually looming with wire. Dunno if it'll work, but it's worth a shot (probably in the morning, when I can actually go find a piece of wood and nails for a makeshift loom). And yes, I'm aware that there are factories that loom wire together to make wire mesh screens for doors and such, but that's not my aim. :P


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