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Copper wire willow tree by Rhed-Dawg Copper wire willow tree by Rhed-Dawg
I've been working on this tree for over a week, I finely finished it yesterday, it has 285 strands of copper wire, each strand is almost 2 feet long, the tree stands aprox. 12 inches tall and the base is about 6 1/2 inches tall, so the whole sculpture is about 18 1/2 inches tall, I was going to add strings of glass beads to each wire but in truth it made it look cheap, so I left them off. I'm going to try to sell this on e-bay just for giggles and laughs to see how it does.
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Saiper8 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
niceeee
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modelcargallery98 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student Photographer
Wonderful :)
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MyBeautifulFlaws Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah... this is epic!
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technicolorcrafts Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Clap :happybounce: Heart 
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candeebet13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It's gorgeous! Think if it were me, I'd have to keep it!
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you so much. If I kept everything I liked I'd have no room in my house and no money in my pocket. LOL
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Bazookatone Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god.
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you so much.
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tv46 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So did you ever sell it, or is it still in your possession?
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
No, it sold a long time ago.
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tv46 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if you ever make another sculpture with a lot of bare copper wire, I might be a buyer. I have added you to my Watch List.
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I've been working on a few here and there, usually at night. Spring is my favorite time of year so I'm out in my garden for hours on end. Thanks for putting me on your watch.
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tv46 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Copper and gold are my two favorite metals.
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
:hug:Thank you so much.
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StitchMonster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have fallen in love with this piece. It's beautiful, very well made.
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Aww..:hug:Thank you.
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ilufa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's wonderful!
I'm starting a group to collect artwork related with Willow Trees. Don't you want to join it? :iconwillow-ivy-lovers:
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thank you. Your group sounds great, I just don't have a lot of time right now. Thank you so much for the invite.
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OkapiZen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Unique!
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thank you.
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OkapiZen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Unique !
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AllieMarie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I am in love with this!
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
:glomp:Thank you so much. I love working these trees.
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
How did it do?
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
It did great and now has a new home.
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I hope that it's properly cared for.
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komKovski Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing!!
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
:hug:Thank you.
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komKovski Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Indeed! ^^ I love trees as such. Like willows and bonsais, Contortion gives them character. ^_^
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I think that's what I like best working these trees, they just about make their own character as I twist.
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komKovski Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Indeed. ^^
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KittyCait13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! It is very pretty!
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:iconrhed-dawg:
Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you very much. I love twisting up these trees.
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Bob-the-Rock Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...thats so AWESOME!!!

great job!
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
:hug:Thank you.
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Kidashi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even begin to describe how amazing this is to me O.O just beautiful.
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maiketekeningen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's gorgeous! I love trees! :w00t: :D
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Milliebead Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
So amazing!
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
:hug:Thank you so much.
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SideShowBob3112 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I particularly love the base.
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thank you. It's black walnut, I found it in an old burn pile.
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rubygloom73 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
htat would've been hard to make... but the result is so pretty!
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Phostructor Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
It is quite nice - a photo with a black background would show it to best advantage, and maybe lit from the side.
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theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
awww its sooo pretty! what is the base made out of?
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
:hug:Thank you so much. The base is a piece of black walnut burl.
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theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
it almost looks like rock that was painted to look like wook, and you welcome!
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
LOL. It's heavy enough to be a rock.
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theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
did you just find it like that or did you make it to look like that?
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Rhed-Dawg Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I found it like it is, the only thing I did was give it a coat of sanding sealer and varnish.
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theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
thats awesome!
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