Before I made kites, I was bending wire. My dad gave me a spool of his orthodontic wire. I started by wrapping stones, but soon I was doing my own designs. I found I could achieve mechanical fluidity by using an absurd number of tiny parts. This necklace I made about a year or two ago now and Ruth wears it every day, along with another that is similar. I think it has spoiled her, something I've always been willing to do. This necklace has about 117 wire parts and takes about 5 days of casual evening work to build.