Saturday, July 5
I am happy to report that after only two days, my wirewrapping skills have improved. The wire gauge certainly makes a difference.
I am still working with practice wire. I want to get much better before I work with sterling silver. Or even gold filled wire, when I can afford it.
Late last night I was up, couldn’t sleep for all the boom, boom, hiss, hiss sounds from fireworks going off all over my neighborhood. I think I even heard a few gun pops mixed in. So I took my mind off all that racket by making some copper wire coils with my Coiling Gizmo and practiced wirewrapping.
This is what I made using 20 gauge copper colored wire from Darice. (The coils at the top right were made from 26 gauge wire.)
The swirly design was in one of my books. Looks sort of like a musical symbol. It didn’t turn out exactly like the picture in the book. My wire gauge is thinner but it came out well enough that I didn’t undo it and start over.
I plan to add a few more sections to this and make a necklace.