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I Have Wrapped A Bottle!
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Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:59 pm
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My first wrapped bottle. Thanks again to those who suggested a wrapped bottle as a gift idea. There was much trial and error with this. But, hey, I learned a few things that wouldn't work, and a few things that would.



Top: Japanese 12 in 2
Bright Aluminium + Anodized Aluminium (seafoam, mint) WD=1.2mm ID=6.35mm AR=5.3
Enamelled Copper (dark teal) WD=1.0mm ID=3.97mm AR=3.97

I like the way this turned out. Japanese 12 in 2 is simple but pretty.

Sides: European 6 in 1 with interrupted Half Persian 4 in 1 edging
You can't see much of the sides in this image, see below for the sides.

Front and Back: Not Tao 3 Sheet
Anodized Aluminium (matt green, green, mint, seafoam) WD=1.2mm ID=6.35mm AR=5.3
Anodized Aluminium (bright silver) WD=1.2mm ID=3.97mm AR=3.3
Anodized Aluminium (green) WD=1.0mm ID=3.97mm AR=3.97.

My initial thoughts with the front and back was to do a few straps of HP3 or HP4 - and I did do strip of HP3 which I then turned into Gnosis... but I wasn't really satisfied. So I was playing around with the links, and made a Not Tao 3 unit, which I liked the look of. So I then extended that to Not Tao 3 Sheet. With the first sheet, I originally had the units connected to each other with the silver AA, but I decided to replace them with the green AA links, which I liked much better, as it highlighted the NT3 units and their lovely rotational symmetry. So with the second sheet, I did the connections with the green AA from the start.

I really like how the NT3 sheet turned out.

Bottom: Half Persian 4 in 1
EPDM Rubber (white) WD=2mm ID=6mm AR=3
Brass (silver) WD=1.2mm ID=7.6mm AR=6.3

At the very bottom, two paper clips used as cross-pieces holding the whole thing together. Hey, they fit exactly, and they were nice rigid wire, why not?

I originally had continued the E6 strips so that they went underneath the bottle and met in the middle, but that made the bottom so uneven that the bottle wobbled, which was no good at all! The rubber HP4 was my next solution, but it had a tendency to not stay put, so I ended up anchoring it into place by attaching the paper clips underneath. Clunky, but it works.

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And here's a view of the side:



Sides: European 6 in 1 with interrupted Half Persian 4 in 1 edging
Bright Aluminium + Anodized Aluminium (matt green, green, mint, seafoam) WD=1.2mm ID=6.35mm AR=5.3

I had a lot of frustration with the edging of this. I wanted to have an edging so that the edges wouldn't flop around, but it drove me crazy. I tried Half Persian 3 in 1 but it was so stiff that by the time I got four links along, it was completely rigid, which was not what I wanted. Likewise with doing HP4. So I decided to avoid that by only doing segments three links long, skipping a link, and then doing another three links. That seemed to work.

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So there's my bottle! Soon to be not my bottle, but someone else's. Uber


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Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:08 pm
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You, my lady, have a very beautiful wrapped bottle there. I like the variation and thought you put into your design. **Gives 2 thumbs up**

Someone is going to be happy this Christmas!


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Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:42 pm
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I love the color fade on the side. I tried to wrap a hot sauce bottle once, but the weave was exactly half a ring too short and flopped around or was too tight.


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MusicMan wrote:
You, my lady, have a very beautiful wrapped bottle there. I like the variation and thought you put into your design. **Gives 2 thumbs up**

Thank you!

MusicMan wrote:
Someone is going to be happy this Christmas!

I hope so.


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LordPyridine wrote:
I love the color fade on the side.

Thank you. Uber
There's a colour fade down the front too, but it's harder to see, since the dark AA rings are uniform through it.


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Nice
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Posted on Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:01 am
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Very nice! I like the combination of colors, weaves and open space. Anyone who gets this should be proud of it!

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Plasticape wrote:
Very nice! I like the combination of colors, weaves and open space. Anyone who gets this should be proud of it!

Thanks!

I definitely wanted there to be a mix of weaves and open space. When I was looking at examples of wrapped bottles in the gallery, that style was the one I liked the best.


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Posted on Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:04 pm
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Nicely done there Coif Cool Smiley

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Thank you.


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