Sunday, July 6
Well, that wasn’t so bad after all. Though my hands DO ache, I guess it was worth it to learn how to work with wire.
My wirewrapping has greatly improved. I know it is probably just my imagination but I get a strange feeling when I start to wrap a loop. It seems the wire gets softer just as I am pulling the first wrap downwards. Then with the next pull, around and toward me, it gets hard again. The first time this happened, I thought it was all in my mind. But it happened again and again. Feels soft one minute and hard the next.
It took 3 days working on this necklace, on and off. I went slow since I wasn’t sure if the wire would do what I wanted. A couple times I had to scrap a section and start over. I did waste some wire but since I am still working with practice wire it was ok.
Necklace was created with wirework and wirewrapping. I used one of my books for inspiration and also used The Coiling Gizmo to create the coiled sections. The sections are connected with jump rings. It measures 28 1/2″.
I used the following supplies to make this necklace:
- 20 gauge copper colored wire
- green glass beads in different shapes and sizes
- 6/0 bronze seed beads
- antique copper bead caps, clasp and jump rings
- 4mm copper colored beads