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dynamine
« on: November 10, 2005 01:09:52 PM »

i've made plenty of jewelry in the past using string, elastic cords, etc....until now, though, i had never made anything with wire. while i definitely like the look of wire better, boy, is it hard to twist....and twist. and twist some more...over a period of a few days, an hour or so a day, i made this:

(hyperlinked because the photo is gargantuan.)

does anyone have any tips as to how to make the twisting a bit easier? or, at least a bit more uniform?

here is a close up of the connections:
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2005 01:28:17 PM »



does anyone have any tips as to how to make the twisting a bit easier? or, at least a bit more uniform?


I dont have any tips other than using needle nose plyers to bend the wire, but im sure you're already doing that. I cant find anything wrong with the connections, it looks great to me and I really love the beads. Nice work.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005 05:02:03 PM »

that's really good for your first try.

you'll get better the more you practice.

here's a little tutorial:

http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=35
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2005 05:31:12 PM »

thank you both so much...and here i was feeling like it was a really poor first attempt. i feel loads better about it now. Smiley

thank you for the tutorial link, beatgirl....that's pretty much exactly what i've been doing, except for the final step. in that step, i'm using my fingers to wrap the wire instead of my pliers. i found i could get the wire wrapped a teeny bit closer that way....
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2005 09:29:24 PM »

if you want super tight briolette-esque endings (the twisted bits) then I would suggest going to any bead shop and buying 'super light' or soft metal wire or headpins, which bends very easily.  That's what I use anyway.
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