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« on: March 03, 2004 12:04:35 PM »

ok, you know that coloured electricians wire? well i came across like 5 metres of it  - about 40 separate wires, all wrapped together, and i think its the coolest stuff ever, but i cannot think of anything good to do with it - any ideas???
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004 12:43:22 PM »

When I was younger, I used to wrap the wire around nylon cord and then shape the wrapped cord into baskets. I bet that with a bit of work you could make a really cool purse or tote or something.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004 04:06:26 PM »

I would make wire people out of them.  All you have to do is twist it until it takes the shape of a person...

...I did this when I used to work at Dunkin Donuts whenever the repare guy came in.  He'd always throw the wire away!  For shame!

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2004 05:31:21 AM »

Braid them & twist into bracelets  or handles for purses
use in collage
decotate a frame or a desk set.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2004 11:16:37 AM »

I want some! My friend uses it to make necklaces, her favourite is a big orange centre bead, a tiny red one nest to it, and a matching yellow next to that, on red and white striped wire! They're gorgeous Smiley She pulls the plastic off wire too and makes tiny faeires out of twisted wire, they're really beautiful.

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2004 04:30:15 PM »

Take an individual strand (or a two strands if you like) and tightly wind it around a bamboo skewer until its about an inch and a half long spiral. Take it off of the skewer and cut off the excess. Find a bobby pin and put the spiral over the top of the bobby pin, to secure it put a small bead on the end. You can use the wire spirals for all sorts of things like jewelery (beads or long strands of it for necklaces) and pencils (wind around the pencil)
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2004 05:00:40 PM »

when bored in electronics lab i make bracelets

if you take a long strand of wire (or string, or anything long and maleable really), and wind it into three loops you can carefully plait it to make a plaited loop with no ugly knots or anything

you could weave something with it, like boxes.
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