Jul 27, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Horseshoe Wire Component

We continue our exploration of wire techniques this week with the Horseshoe Component. A versatile wire unit that can be adapted in a variety of ways!

Easy to make and so many possibilities...

Here is what I used:
Titanium ParaWire in 16, 18, 20 and 24G.
6mm Matte Black Onyx
Antique Silver Small Swivel Clasp

Nylon Jaw Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose
Chain Nose
Xuron Flush Cutters

Have fun and I can't wait to see what you create!

Jul 20, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Wire Components and ParaWire!

Hey Gang!
Thanks for joining me today. It was a fun and free-form exploration of wire working.

As promised, here is the finished piece:

Here are some detail shots:
16G and 24G wire with 6mm Etched Vitrail Firepolish and 8mm Black Onyx.

20G Free form wire over the 8mm Onyx.

20G wraps the Pyrite 30mm Pi.

16G used to make the clasp. Ends are strung using .014 Soft Flex, Wire Guards and Crimp Covers.

The list of materials I used:
Titanium ParaWire in 16, 18, 20 and 24G.

Check out the entire broadcast here and enjoy exploring and experimenting with wire!

Jul 13, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Vintage Inspired Carrier Bead Cuff

Another Free Tip Friday in the books. This design was inspired by the vintage feeling of the carrier beads and my love of cuffs created in the vintage style using memory wire.
I used the following supples in my design:
You can change up the design by alternating the colors of the Carrier Beads and 4mm Fire Polish.
Check out the video below for all the details on creating your own. Enjoy and I can't wait to see what you make!

Jul 6, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Basket Stitch and Matubos = New Bollywood Bracelet!

Hey Gang! Thanks for joining me today for this fun project. I think the Basket Stitch is a great addition to our macrame repertoire! I call this sample "Cardamom."
Here are the ingredients I used for the project:
I also used a Deep Dish Project Tray and Clampers.

Check out the video below for all of the info on how to create this fun, stackable bracelet set. A perfect companion to our Bollywood Project!

Flash Sale Friday...get creative!

Last week Kate went shopping for some special strands at a local gem show, and she brought back six stone strands she couldn't live with...