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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory
Style Romantic, Funky
Rockland Rocks on craftsy.com

Who is this project for? Women

Rockland Rocks on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Pink and green Amazonite round and cube beads, hand-forged copper-wire beads, antique copper chain and clasp. Beadalon beading wire.

Rockland Rocks on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I eventually got it! (The wire beads)

Rockland Rocks on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have a really cool, clever and patient instructor.

Rockland Rocks on craftsy.com

Wow I really like this piece! Your wire work is fantastic

10/07/2011 Flag

I credit that wire work to my instructor at the Senior Center. Each wire bead takes 2 lengths of 20 ga. copper wire and I used a magic marker as a mandrel. Take each piece of wire, wrap around the mandrel 4 or 5 turns. Then take one piece of coiled wire and start it between 2 outer loops of the other piece of wire, keep turning until its worked all the way into the other coil and looks like my wire beads. Make sure all cut ends are turned into a loop to prevent sharp edges from catching on skin or clothing.

10/07/2011 Flag