I'm just starting a project that will involve making a ~16" diameter loop of EL wire. (wound around several times to make it thicker) It'll be attached to the rest of the object only at 4 equally spaced points and the loop will stand up vertically. I haven't worked with EL wire before, so I don't know if it'll want to sag or will hold that loop shape by itself. Should I try to fasten it to a rigid frame of some sort? And does anyone have a recommendation on how to bind/fasten the layers together so it stays together as if it's one loop? I thought that something like clear tape would be too obvious when the wire is off. Would clear twist ties or zip ties work well without standing out too much?
I don't know if that description made sense. Any suggestions would be appreciated, though. Thanks in advance!