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Chicki
« on: September 04, 2007 11:00:29 AM »

I was wondering if there were any tutorials out there to wrap beads with wire.  I have made some nice lentil beads and would like to make them into pendants.  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007 12:29:10 PM »

There are some lessons on wire-wrapping on this page of my site if you want to check them out:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/wire.htm
(... click on Basic Wire Shapes, then scroll to the very bottom of that category...)

(I don't know if there are specific lessons on wrapping lentil shaped beads though since generally clayers just make a hole in the top for an eye pin, or a hole bottom to top, or side to side or 10 o'clock & 2, or some use a clay bail of some type, sometimes depending on whether the lentils are hollow or solid.)

Or just check out some of these lessons on wire wrapping in general:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLC,GGLC:1969-53,GGLC:en&q=%22wire+wrapping%22

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Chicki
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007 02:34:23 PM »

Thanks Diane! 

Any ideas as to which gauge of wire to use for the best results?
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007 09:16:23 AM »

I think it depends on the particular look you want, and perhaps sometimes the size of the wrapped bead as well.  Most of those wire wrapping lessons will probably suggest a size for what they're doing.


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