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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Wire Cuff Bracelets (3pics) on: November 19, 2009 05:08:06 PM
These are all BEAUTIFUL!

I added as a Etsy Fave! Also hearted your shop. Really pretty stuff!

thankyou  Cheesy i check out yours too, love the button necklaces! *heart*
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Wire Cuff Bracelets (3pics) on: November 16, 2009 02:31:18 AM
Awesome! Was it tricky to cast on, and did you cast right onto the bar or did you slip that on later?

i just cast on as normal, you get used to it soon enough. i knitted the pieces first and then made the bars. you need to leave a small section at either end without beads so that you can wrap it around the end bars. hope this helps! Smiley
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelets (2pics) on: November 08, 2009 04:26:37 PM
nice work ... how is the cuff held together?  This may not make sense.  I can see one end, but what about the other end.  I've seen similar instructions where one end is wrapped together.  thanks.

the cuff is made on a wire frame that is already joined. much easier that way! i bought them from a local beading expo
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Wire Cuff Bracelets (3pics) on: November 03, 2009 08:13:47 PM
gorgeous! I also checked out your Etsy shop..very adorable stuff! I've never heard of knitting wire before..where have I been? haha

thanks for checking out my shop betty, i'm glad you liked it! most of the stuff i post here is in there usually. i had a look at yours and love your tshirt necklaces! definitely give the wire knitting a try, it's a bit tricky to get used to but really fun once you get the hang of it!  Wink
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Wire Cuff Bracelets (3pics) on: November 03, 2009 03:02:41 AM
The wire is fairly thin so I doubt it would damage your knitting needles, but I used a metal (maybe steel?) pair that I already had. I'm sure plastic would be ok too though. Have fun with it! Smiley
16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: I'm new and I'd like to share... on: October 26, 2009 05:56:40 AM
that's some gorgeous wirework you have there!
i really love the first pair, those silver curls set it all off so nicely!
17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wire Wrapped Czech Glass Crystal Bangles (Image Chubby) (Freshwater Pearls Too!) on: October 26, 2009 05:54:25 AM
Wow! Thankyou so much everyone for all the lovely comments. It's great to know that my work is getting some admiration from some unbiased people hehe  Cheesy
18  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Wire Cuff Bracelets (3pics) on: October 25, 2009 05:15:48 AM
These are really cool! I never thought of knitting metal wire before, but I will definitly give it a try. The first one is my favorite Cheesy

Some questions: Do you use a special knit? At what point do you incorporate the beads? Did you bend the "end sticks" yourself?

thansks for asking Smiley you have to thread all your beads onto the spool of wire first, so it's best to overestimate how much you need and also thread them randomly.
i just used knit/plain stitch and incoroporated the beads into every second row, but not on the first and last stitch, just all stitches in between, that way they are all on the same side and the knitting still shows through nicely. the ends are finished off with bars of thicker wire, 16ga. i handmade the end coils.

play around with different numbers of stitches in the row to change the width of the cuff. trying different knitting needles can make interesting effects too.

enjoy!
19  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Knitted Wire Cuff Bracelets (3pics) on: October 24, 2009 09:49:51 PM
thankyou for the lovely comments everyone!
the blue one seems to be very popular, that was my favourite too!
i guess i was thinking about tangled seaweed and underwater treasure when i started that one  Tongue
20  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelets (2pics) on: October 24, 2009 09:48:18 PM
No comments? Ridiculous. These are really cool! I love your stuff.

thanks for being the first to comment, stella Smiley glad you like them, they're quite repetitive to make, stringing all the seed beads, but fun once you get into it  Wink
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