Bottle Tree under construction

Today was a warm one inside Fossil Forge. Had the gas forge working and did it ever heat up the shop. Worked on some hand-hammered pieces for a new Bottle Tree Flower. Each piece of steel was stretched out, twisted and hammered. Afterwards, I wire brushed the steel and coated each with beeswax, which will help it withstand the weather. This photo shows the backside of the flower portion of the bottle tree. The five wavy steel pieces were made today.