Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Learning Wire and Rings

I've tried and tried to figure out how to wrap wire and have it look smooth. But I'm either doing it wrong or I just need a lot more practice.

I would also like to start using jump rings in my designs, but I feel a bit insecure with them. It's hard for me to imagine that the wire won't slip through the ring. I guess I'll make a couple of necklaces with jump rings and wear them myself awhile. This should help me become confident in their durability.

3 comments:

Barbara said...

It took me a while to be able to get my wire-wrapping to look like anything EXCEPT a pile of spaghetti. I got so frustrated.

But I stuck it out. A friend of mine recommended that I practice on some cheap copper or soldering wire from the hardware store -- that way I wouldn't be so worried about losing my beautiful precious metal wire. It helped a lot.

Chaddock said...

The hardware store! I would never have thought about that. That is an excellent idea. Thank you so much.
-m.

Barbara said...

*tips hat*

Glad to help!