Since you've now spent two or three hours making this, it's time to sit back and really admire your handiwork. Take some pictures (using river rocks like I did, or roll your own backdrop).
Then make a second one, since you're probably going to end up keeping this one for yourself!
To keep the copper clean you can rub some dry baking soda in and then brush with an old, dry toothbrush then rinse with water and dry well. Brushing with toothpaste, like you brush your teeth, will also make it sparkle.
These instructions were originally composed by me and posted here:http://wire-sculpture.com/fathersdaycontest06/display24.php
So if you've been looking for me, now you've got another link to who I am. Congratulations. Mike, I expect to be hearing from you about that drink pretty soon.