Jul 17, 2020

Free Tip Friday 7.17.20

Wire Wrapping Found Objects

We recently had a very special request in our Facebook Group, The Bead Table. What can you do with a special object that's not a bead, but you want it protected and memorialized in some way? Perhaps even made into a piece of jewelry? A precious rose quartz stone was the item in question, and many of our Bead Table members suggested wire wrapping. We agreed!

Today, Kate explores what to do with a "found object," using wire wrapping techniques to capture the piece and enable a work of art to be created around it.

Ingredients were simple today...just wire! Kate used 20, 22, and 24 gauge wires. Specifically, the stone on the left uses 20G in Titanium, and the sea glass on the right uses 22G in Bare Copper.

You'll also want to have Nylon Jaw Pliers, Chain Nose and Bent Nose Pliers, Round Nose Pliers, and Flush Wire Cutters.

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...