In my last post, I promised photos of the completed sign, once the cocktail party had been.
I’m happy to report that Neville liked the sign, as did all the party guests.
Here’s a photo of the sign lit up just before I wrapped it up.
I’ve cut myself a piece of steel for the sign and managed to get it completed to the point where I can attach the EL wire.
I first grabbed two washers, bent them slightly and welded them to the steel. Once complete these can be used to tie of the hanging wire on the back.
I then used a grinder to remove light surface rust and to give the steel an industrial “brushed” look.
A friend of mine is coming up to his 40th Birthday and he’s having a cocktail party to celebrate.
I’ve decided I wanted to make him a “Neon” bar sign for a gift.
Neon signs are expensive, use lots of power, generate heat and are generally not a suitable DIY project, so I’ve decided to use Electroluminescent Wire, or EL Wire for short.
I’ve been playing around with different fonts and colours and have settled on the following design.