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« on: January 12, 2005 06:02:29 PM »

Yesterday evening, instead of doing homework, I decided to play around with some wire and some glass beads. Inspired by the glass beads that are pre-wrapped, and bought in stores, I experimented a little bit with my own beads. I came up with these:


This was a pendent I made with matching earrings. I'm too lazy to run upstairs and photograph the earrings. This pendent actually has more than one bead on it, which I'm really excited about how it turned out!


Just a matching set. I'm not sure what I'll do with these.


Another purple one. I think I'll make my sister something out of it.


I did this one after school today. I wasn't trying to make it turn out the way it did, but it ended up like that. I really like it too.

I'm sorry for the blurriness of the pictures. I tried to make them clearer, but I couldn't place the pendents in and area elevated enough to do so.

So what do you think of them, and what could I do to improve?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2005 03:28:10 AM »

gorgeous. im planning one finding a big flat gemstone to wrap with copper wire. yours look effortless!

what gauge wire did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2005 04:00:26 AM »

I used 24 because it was the only thing that I had available. I probably could have used a bigger one though.

I'd love to see a picture of your gemstone when it is finished! I never thought of using a copper wire. I bet it will look awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2005 07:00:45 AM »

These are gorgeous!!! I haven't gotten into jewlery yet, but when i do, i want to make some of these.... that being said, is there a trick to it?  How to you make the wire stay on?

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2005 03:14:16 PM »

First of all, no theres no trick that I have figured out yet.  Secondly... a photo tutorial!

1. Coil wire around a pair of needle nose pliers about 3 to 4 times.


2. Thread the bead onto the wire.  (Note: It looks like I threaded it twice.  I did not... the photo just turned out funky)


3. Wrap the wire around the bead in any design that you desire!  Make sure you end with the wire at the bottom by the coil.  (Note: DO NOT CUT THE WIRE!  I messed up the picture, and it looks like I did... but I didnt!)


4. Thread the wire through the bead again.


5. Cut the wire so you have about a half inch from the top of the bead.


6. Form a loop at the top.  Play around with it until you think it wont fall off of a necklace, or until your heart is content.


7. Enjoy you marvelous work!


I hope I was able to help out!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2005 03:25:20 PM »

those ar neat!  I think I'll be making some!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2005 03:28:57 PM »

that's AWESOME and very good tutorial, i've always wondered how to do that.....
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2005 03:51:05 PM »

i was just trying to wire wrap and wasnt so successfull! thanks for the tut!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2005 07:52:27 PM »

I need to work on my wire wrapping skills.  Thanks for the tutorial.  You did a great job on your beads they are very pretty.
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2005 11:32:30 PM »

I tried to do the herring bone weave and I had a hard time with it!  I think I want to try some like yours now.  Cheesy
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