Pure Copper Wire Bonsai Tree Sculpture

The wire sculpture took approximately 10 hours to complete from star to finish, perhaps the most difficult part is hammering the end of the wire twigs flat to form the leaves, because space can because quite tight with so many leaves all being is a very confined space.

Bonsai Wire Tree Sculpture
Bonsai Wire Tree Sculpture

At last my first Bonsai tree wire sculpture is completed, this tree is made from 0.40mm bare copper wire, completely hand wound from start to finish, using only a wire cutter, hammer and jewellers anvil to complete the project.

The wire sculpture took approximately 10 hours to complete from star to finish, perhaps the most difficult part is hammering the end of the wire twigs flat to form the leaves, because space can because quite tight with so many leaves all being is a very confined space.

Once the leaves had been formed I mounted the tree in the small bowl, the bowl was filled with a gravel and PVA glue mixture and the mound under the roots was formed at the same time. Once this was dry the tree was mounted with small amounts of epoxy at the end of the roots and then the mound was build up with sand and finally once dry it was dyed with Indian ink.

The final finishing touch was applied after everything else had been done and that was to paint both sides of each leaf using green acrylic enamel paint.

Because this wire sculpture has been created out of bare copper wire, over time it will change colour over time, changing to a brownish colour and then finally after a considerable time this Patina will start to turn to a lighter green, so you will be able to observe the tree changing over time, all thanks to nature.

The wire sculpture tree is approximately 17cm high with a spread of 22 x 15 cm, making it an ideal display for an executive’s desktop or show cabinet.

This wire sculpture of a Bonsai tree is now on sale through the Jewellery by Shalini Showroom, he is a direct link to the item:

http://www.jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/gbu0-prodshow/25-Copper_Bonsai_Tree.html

Best regards

Dave

More Wire Sculpture Gem Trees

We have now finished the second and third of our wire sculpted gem trees, they have both been adorned with rose quartz chips on the branches.

We have now finished the second and third of our wire sculpted gem trees, they have both been adorned with rose quartz chips on the branches.

Tree number 2 is mounted on a slab of rock and the sand has been dyed with indian ink to give the effect of grass and moss.

Wire Sculpture Tree 2 Finished
Wire Sculpture Tree 2 Finished

This Rose Quartz gem tree is now availabkle to purchase through Shalini’s Jewellery showroom by following this link:
http://www.jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/gbu0-prodshow/T2.html

Wire sculpture tree number 3, was more challenging because we mounted it on a flint nodule, the challenge was in getting the glue not to run off the flint as we tried to stick the sand onto it, again this one has had the sand dyed with Indian ink to give the effect of grass growing around the roots.

Wire Sculpture Tree 3 Finished
Wire sculpted tree 3 completed with rose quartz chips on branches

This wire sulptured gem tree is avaiable for purchase through the Jewellery By Shalini showroom, here is a direct link:
http://www.jewellerybyshalini.co.uk/gbu0-prodshow/T3.html

First Wire Tree Sculpture Finished

Well we have finished the first of the wire tree sculptures and we are pleased with the result

Well we have finished the first of the wire tree sculptures and we are pleased with the result, so is the recipient as we have it to my youngest daughter for her birthday yesterday.

As you can see from the picture we applied more colour to the base using Indian ink, although the yellow hasn’t taken too well on top of the green, need to look into this further, maybe I am doing something wrong here!

After the ink was completely dry, Shalini took over and added the Amethyst beads to the branches which really finishes the tree off nicely.

Wire Tree Sculpture 1 Finished
Wire Tree Sculpture 1 Finished

We now have several wire tree sculptures on the go and Shalini is experimenting with very fine wire which is really looking very good.

Enjoy

Dave