The project was inspired by Ecco Pierce who does metal sculpture and EL.
The EL Pinwheel was created in the span of a few hours, in intervals, over the span of a week.
Originally the wire was a hanging basket painted black (sorry, no pic available), which I got from the CRUFT shelf, and then flattened and spot welded the ends to form the "petals".
I measured out the EL to cover each of the petals of the pinwheel.
I then worked to cut, solder, and heat shrink the segments onto the wire pinwheel. I used masking tape to hold segments in place to help with final positioning.
Hot Glue Gun (i.e. Hot Melt Gun), Heat Shrink Tube (Clear or White), Thinly gauged white braided copper wire
The following are some screenshots from the pinwheel around my lab, and around Artisan's Asylum.
For more information about this project, or how I can help you in your EL projects. Please contact me.