It’s been almost a month since I created the experiment, Weather Vessel, to watch the effects the outdoors would have on various colored wire crochet work.
I had high hopes the color would last for at least 6 months or so before there was fading. Unfortunately, some changes are quite noticeable already! The Dark Purple colored aluminum has already faded to a lovely lavender. In another month I expect it to be completely silver.
The warm burgundy base rows of the vessel were once a bright magenta colored copper wire. The areas the original magenta color chipped off and are now bare copper did patina a dark brown as expected. Now I’m curious as to how long it will be before it turns green.
So far it looks like the other colors are holding up well. I’m watching that row of brown colored copper wire closely as it looks like it may be the next one to fade away.
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2 thoughts on “Purple Fade: Weather Vessel Update 1”
Those are going to be fun experiments #2, #3, and #4 and maybe more! I think a trip to Tokyu Hands will provide a lot of enabling :)
What if you spray it with varnish? Or an anti-rust spray or something similar in the automotive dept?
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