Miro generally starts with sketches or photos, extracts the strongest lines, and ably translates them into wire. No doubt practice makes perfect!
... are fine-tuned into a variety of possibilities:
Miro's cards are sold in shops around the country and via her online shop, Fold. During the winter she readied a large batch of lobster and other creatures for Anthropologie stores after first creating a sea-worthy collection of wire samples.
Miro also makes sewn mobile cards, such as this clever football design for a shop in Pittsburgh where the Steelers reign supreme.
Her blog posts at Fold Here often leave me smiling, as she shows new designs interspersed with tidbits of daily life. And here's an interesting interview. I wasn't the least bit surprised to read that Miro's to-do lists are actually drawn as little pictures!