Learn to bend wire

Thinking of trying something new this year? Why not try wire art…

bending wire art

Angela Hook’s book, Let the Wire Inspire, has inspired many to sit down with their pliers and a length of wire to begin a creative journey! This book is written to encourage the artist in all of us. If you’re looking for a new adventure that is afordable and rewarding, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of wire!

2 Responses to “Learn to bend wire”

  • Chan:

    Hi, I’m interested to learn wire art. Where should I begin with? What type of wire can I use? Can the wires be purchased in any hardware shop?

    • Angela:

      I recommend purchasing a pair of round-nosed pliers and some wire to get rolling. You can get beautiful copper wire at a hardware store – bare electrical ground wire. It comes braided in 7 strands, but I just unravel the strands to get a single length to work with. You can also try aluminum fencing wire (found at a farm supply store) which is easy to bend, yet still holds its shape nicely.

      Let me know if you have any other questions as you get started.
      -Angela

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