Amazon Woman

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? That I eventually got it! (The wire beads) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have a really cool, clever and patient instructor.

What you will need

  • Pink and green Amazonite round and cube beads
  • hand-forged copper-wire beads
  • antique copper chain and clasp. Beadalon beading wire.

Q&A with Rockland Rocks

garbanzobeads asked:
Wow I really like this piece! Your wire work is fantastic
Rockland Rocks answered:
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.