I use hand tools like pliers and various shapes of mandrels to bend, twist, and form the wire at Corabella. Hammering the wire stiffens it and also shapes, flattens, or adds texture to the metal. Many pieces are oxidized, speeding up the natural patina forming process, to lend a boho casual vintage vibe. This look also forgoes the need for polishing since the patina is an intentional aspect of the design.
My signature design, the Corabella wire flower, blossomed in August 2010. The wire dragonfly emerged in spring of 2011 and continues to be a fan favourite, closely followed by the singular leaf and the swirly heart.
Owned In: Alberta
Made In Calgary, AB:
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