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Ornamental Scorpions , Frogs
I make orna- mental scorpions, frogs, and miniature bicycles out of copper wire. They really look neat. I start with a bundle of 16 wires and bend them around and twist them together. An old Mexican man showed me how to do this. I get the copper wire from a friend who uses it in his shop to rewind electric motors. The wire has an acrylic coating on it which makes it shiny. Occasionally I also use aluminum wire. The scorpions measure anywhere from 4 to 9 in. long, depending on what size wire I have available. Sometimes I even braid beads into the wire. (Wes Nichols, 2189 40th Road, Copeland, Kansas 67837 ph 620 668-5276)

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5