Tuesday, 4 December 2018

A new twist

I've been meaning to get to grips with the wire coiling gizmo I bought ages ago and my latest wirework pendant has given me the perfect excuse to experiment. Having made the central pendant I felt it was just begging for some sort of twisty wirework in the chain.

Out came the gizmo and some fine wire. It took some tryouts before I perfected my technique, but I managed to make six intricate and pretty coiled beads from my Beadalon Artistic Wire - which is a joy to work with. Wireworkers are lucky to have the new softer German style wires to work with these days, it makes a really good alternative to sterling silver.