Bonjour Wire Sculpture DIY
I've been a bit of a francophile for a long time. My bedroom as a teenager was all Paris themed, and I even filled out paper work to become an Au Pair in France at one point. Of course when I came across a Bonjour Wire Script Sculpture on Anthro's website, I needed it! Or at least to make myself one:)
14 gauge galvanized wire (found at most hardware stores) // Wire wire cutters // Pliers // Gloves
If you've never made anything with wire before, you can cut off a smaller piece to play with a get a feel for before you start. Even though I'm not wearing them in these photos, I still suggest wearing gloves, both for grip and to protect your hands from the sharp ends.
I left the page for Anthropologie's sign open while I worked, so I could mimic the same script they used, but if you prefer a different type of font you could just type it out on your computer in whatever font you fancy and mimic that! You'll probably want to still with something more loopy though. Really, it's all just a matter of playing with the wire and trying to copy the font. Pliers are great for bending the wire for sharp turns, but for more gradual ones it's easiest just to do it by hand, and play with it as you go. When you come to the end, before you cut it off, just step back from it for a minute to make sure you're happy before you snip off the end with your wire cutters.
I ended up really liking the look of the bare wire, it's very light and understated, but if you like the darker more obvious look like Anthro's version you could just give it a coat of black spraypaint, or even do a fun color if you like!
This is part of my INSPIRED BY // Anthropolgie project.