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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wire Cage Bead Tutorial - Jewelery

Today I wanted to quickly blog about a neat tutorial I just now got tweeted to me on twitter. It looks really nice and extremely easy. I do not make jewelry although lately I have been tampering a bit because I do make polymer clay beads. I would love to be able to make other types of beads that would compliment the clay beads and bobbles in a nice arrangement where they can be worn as earrings, charms, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, cell phone charms, barrette charms, sunglass buddies(tm) and other wearable dangles.

I have some copper wire which I picked up at my local Home Depot in the plumbing section, so when I saw this tutorial just now I got a hankering for making some wire cage beads. What about you? Go ahead give it a try. If you don't have copper wire it okay to use any wire you may have on hand. I myself may try with some floral wire about the same gauge and just test it out and see if I can get the same or similar twisting results.

Cre8ively Yours
Andrea "Cre8"
Image of wire cage bead above property of from the tutorial posted as the completed peice you will be creating.

1 comment:

  1. I have been going crazy making these cage beads from copper wire. I made a bunch of them (8) and strung them together with jump rings I made myself also from copper wire. I then added my hand rolled polymer clay beads to it creating a nice focal point with a nice closed tail to hang something from it later on. I wish to extend it so I am unsure yet if I will create more cage beads or just add to it with black ribbon or something else where it will lay across the back of neck. I am keeping in mind that long hair may get stuck in them and or just perhaps they not be to comfortable to wear around the back of your neck line? I think it would be nice if it were to be long and hang down a bit and with 4 cage beads on each side its long but not for my fat neck LOL.