Worked on a neat Christmas commission recently. The parts of this garden totem included the hand prints of a couple, mixed with some timeless shapes. I cut a spiral from sheet steel and enclosed it into a metal ring. The hands were cut and welded to the edges. The curly-cues were hammered to a point and then scrolled into shape. Finally, a bright blue glass marble was added for color. The whole thing is perched atop a four-foot stake. That way, when summer plants grow up around the sculpture, it will still stand tall above the garden.