Anchor wire to two branches so you have maximum strength- no movement.
Always use a heavier wire when in doubt. Old Japanese saying, ‘When the wind blows, the style changes.‘
Pinch last wrap and use the wire to turn-forming a coil around the branch and snug it up.
Do not use the branch to turn the wire as it bites in right from the start and won’t last long enough.
Wire branch facing towards you.
Always twist branches in the direction of the wire- will get a little tighter but will hold.
Want branch move down wire from above and if you want the branch to move upwards then wire underneath.
Wire needs to last as long as it takes.
Try to leave wire on for as long as you physically can.
Transitioning- how and where?
Start with the thick wire first, every time you hit a branch ask yourself, ‘Is this the time to change gauge?’ When the branch has become thinner, yes- take wire one and a half turns onto one of the legs. Transition to thinner wire. Anchor and use two ends.
Go over the top of the thicker wire to make it more secure.
Tips at end make a pillow for the branch by making a loop.