I still have to permanently affix the balls to the pokey wires at the top of the tomato cage display thing, but I did it -- I finished it today!!! It feels like my right arm is going to fall off at the shoulder -- that is a lot of wrapping and winding balls of yarn and wrapping more and then wrapping wire over the wrapped wires.
|the day started with fine sanding the painted balls and putting on a final coat of paint|
|then I coated them with Liquitex matte varnish (still wet in this photo)|
|I made the decision to do the legs in ribbon that I had in my ribbon stash...I had enough of this blue to do two legs|
|and enough of this olive ribbon to do one leg|
|I could've done two legs with this ribbon but I wanted to save some -- it is so soft -- it feels like a man's tie. The blue legs got olive wire and the olive legs got blue wire -- it was really cool that I had all of this stuff already!|
|yay -- the legs are done -- now to get back to wrapping the tiers|
Now the tough part -- figuring out how to suspend the spikey creature within the tomato cage. I have a few ideas but I don't want to cover up too much of the creature. It will come to me...I'm taking the night off!