Posting a wedding cake topper with little wire figures on a swing reminded me of my first wire designs made while selling on the Street in Old Montreal, Prince Arthur Street and Phillips Square in 1989. I was selling hand-painted buttons, clothing and accessories and making no money ($3 on my first day). I met Marc-André towards the end of that summer and he introduced me to the wire medium. He was selling wire bike sculptures on Prince Arthur Street and was hugely successful. We were selling
beside each other in Old Montreal one day. Not able to speak the same language, he handed me a piece of wire and I twisted it into something that impressed him enough to take my phone number…and the rest is history!!! Here are a few photos from the early days, including my very first display that I lugged on the Metro to Prince Arthur from NDG on my very first day!
I couldn’t resist making one of our Tandem Wedding Cake Toppers in honor of the the Royal Wedding. I highly doubt the royal couple will be scouring Etsy for Wedding products…but I had to make one, just in case!
UPDATE MARCH 26, 2011 WE RECEIVED A THANK YOU LETTER FROM THE OFFICE OF PRINCE WILLIAM FOR THE BICYCLE!
Etsy is a fabulous website with thousands of inspirational handmade items. The treasuries are collections of various artists works within a same theme. I have been honored to be included in many beautiful treasuries including this one:
Thank you to all the Etsy administrators for all their hard work and to my fellow artists for their wonderful creations.
Love is in the air and the wedding season is on the way! These simple heart toppers are becoming popular on Etsy. I’ve also had requests for other silhouettes: cars, high-heeled shoes, motorcycles, etc. I am so grateful for my creative customers and their fabulous ideas!