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Flower Stamen
March 24, 2016
1:02 pm
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Bill Kirkley
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The stamen of a flower is often made up of multiple filaments. Here is a method of recreating that look.

 Weld the end of a piece of ¼ inch cable to anchor all of the wires. Weld that end of the cable to a ¼ inch rod.

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Unwind the cable. Pull the rod/cable assembly through a 5/16 inch hole, drilled in a piece of steel, to the desired filament length. Cut off the loose ends of the cable using an abrasive disk. Pull the rod/cable assembly through a 5/16 inch hole drilled in the flower and weld it in place. Spread the wires to the desired shape.

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March 24, 2016
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Very cool technique. One question I have is: Why spread out so much wire if you are going to cut off as much as you did? I think it would be doable to work with a shorter amount.

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March 25, 2016
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The longer wire made it easier to untwist the cable. You could probably get by with a shorter piece but I think wasting an extra inch is worth the possible hassle of working with a shorter piece. 

March 25, 2016
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Ah; the length of the wire in the picture is misleading for me. Thanks!

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March 25, 2016
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Here is the flower with the individual wires spread out.LR-Stamen-5.jpgImage Enlarger

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