Thank-you funkyjunkdesigns. I just tryed the small bag trick with some 32 gauge on spool and so far it is working out great, I used to have some film containers around, back when I used film. The small container idea is great one I will keep my eye out for thoes. And yes the wire is silver/gold craft wire 26 or 28 gauge on spool. Like a spool of thread. Thanks again
I know you beaders must have come up with solution for this: I bought my first spool 28 gauge 40 yards. I am crocheting with it. But upon opening it this is what happens: It starts unwinding itself and gets all tangled up and just keeps going like a slinky, I put tape at first, then tryed this and that..finally wrapped the whole thing around a piece of cardboard so I could work with it they way I need to. Was wondering if you all came up with better way to control the spool.
Yesterday my daughter showed me web sites to make these orange pomander and thought I'd pass it on as I did it last night. We bought the cloves at cost plus they were 99 cents a bag there, cloves can be very expensive in grocery stores. I used 3 bags cloves and 6 small oranges cost about a buck so the spices already had in cupboard. So its like a 4 dollar project. My daughter recomened using a bandaide to cushion your fingers as after awhile those cloves get kinda pokie. There is more advice on these three websites and here pictures my first try at this: