When I put up this wire letter 'love' one morning on my facebook page, my friend Janaki instantly pinged me and asked me to make 'twistntales'. If you were in Pune until last year and you are the kinds who usually keeps an eye out for good things around the city, you would know twistntales- the beautiful bookshop in a bylane of Aundh fondly known as tnt. Sadly, it shut last year but its patrons continue to carry a lot of love for tnt in their hearts.
So I staretd working on Janaki's project and after many variations, finalised on wire name tags of 'I<3tnt' that can be used as keychains or bagtags.
While I was doing that, Janaki asked me to make 'Sirius' and 'Padfoot'. These were goint to be xmas gifts for her daughter. I obliged. Then she asked if I could do some more.... I had an exhibition coming up and all the boring part was pending. Finalising the inventory, pricing, the tags, the display and many other things. I also had to stay long hours in office those days. I had told Janaki I will try but I could not guarantee but to be honest I didnt want to let go of the opportunity. I loved every name in the list she had given that I could not resist staying up late in the night to work on them. On other days if someone would have told me to stay up, I would have given them a big lecture on how sleep deprived I am and how I will just collapse one day from lack of sleep. But this was fun. It was fun working on the curves and curls of the cursive letter and then hammering them softly to harden the wire. I had a lot of fun imagining what each person would be like from the name. :) I am glad I didnt refuse.
My mom tied a small red ribbon to each name to give the christmas effect. :) Pictures may seem bad quality because they are. But the wire name tags, I assure you, look great in real. :)