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Friday, December 21, 2007

Wire wrapped beaded bracelet

I've started making wire wrapped jewelry based on the easy to follow instructions from the wonderful book titled: Bead on a Wire by: Sharilyn Miller. I've been practicing these techniques for months with the less-expensive craft wire until I felt comfortable with not only the wrapping but with the tools. Now I've switched to the sterling wire and wow, what a difference it has made! I love working with the 18 gauge soft round wire and can't get enough. I've been creating silver jewelry for the past few weeks to give as gifts for the Holidays. I can't post any pictures of these until after Christmas, as my lovely daughters frequently visit my blog to see what I've been up to! This bracelet is my gift to myself for taking the time to learn how to wrap beads. Next step is coil wrapping! I think I'll get the copper wire out for this, along with that handy tool called the "Gismo" and learn how that works! If you have always wanted to learn how to make jewelry, I highly recommend this book! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Kim Borchardt said...

CINDY!! This is GORGEOUS!! What a well-deserved gift to yourself!!