From: "Morus, Steven A"
To: Balloon list
Subject: Olympic torch
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 96 13:56:00 CDT
The Olympic torch relay passed through the Twin Cities last weekend and
provided the opportunity for a new, non-animal, non-hat, balloon pattern.
A good looking torch can be made from a pair of 260's, one orange or yellow
for the flame, and another in any darker color (grey would be perfect) for
the handle. The flame requires four long bubbles, at least 8" each,
arranged like a bird body, with a shorter fifth bubble trapped in the
center. The handle is like a flower stem pattern, with three small loop
twists forming the cauldren, then a pair of twelve inch bubbles for the
handle. I think it looks best if the handle bubbles wind around each other.
Twisting the bottom one inch of the long handle bubbles locks them in place
and adds a nice finishing touch.
With Olympic fever breaking out everywhere, this could be a very popular
sculpture through out the summer. Instead of just watching, now everyone
can have a flame of their own.