I wouldn't recommend using chicken wire unless you want to have sore, cut up hands. Plus, the chicken wire will most likely poke through wax paper, or any other thin item you might lay over top of it. Even using gloves I managed to get cuts all over my hands when I worked with chickenwire.
You might want to try using a product called "Wire Mesh" or "Wire Form" (sorry, I can't remember the exact name). It's similar to chickenwire, but it's incredibly easy to manipulate, can be cut with regulare scissors, and never once cut me when I used it. I found mine in Hobby Lobby (small, single sheets), but I know you can buy it in rolls from some Michael's stores.
Hope it helps!
Last edited by Lady : 10-12-2002 at 02:16 PM.