Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Coiling

Coiling is one of wire wrapping techniques used in jewellery making. On the net you can find lots of info about it.

Why I'm writing about it?

Simple :) Because I decided to try it :)

Fact, I'm still waiting for my copper wire, but that's not mean I have no wire at home :)
Yesterday I realized that actually I should have somewhere in my stash bit of wire I bought ages ago when I was starting my adventure with jewellery making - I was bit crazy then, I was buying lots of things and never used some of them :).
I couldn't find silver-plated wire I remember I have, but I found aluminium wire in beautiful blue colour :) Very soft stuff, but perfect for practicing coils :)


1st attempt :)


2 attempt :)

Possibly I need different pliers - nylon jaws or something :) to avoid scratching off the colour from wire.


First try with creating Egyptian links :) Lots of scratches :)


And whole bracelet - not scratched :)


Fact - I need to make new clasp, cause this one not looks good, but...


keeping bracelet on my hand nicely :)

If you want to know how to make bracelet like this, here link to tutorial I saw about 2 years ago:

Also found this very interesting article about coiling with nice video tutorials:
http://www.wire-to-jewelry.com/wire-coiling.html

That's all for today! So... till next post ;)

3 comments:

  1. Monika those are lovely and I know you will figure out how not to scratch off the colors.

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  2. Very pretty Monika. I like the color of these.

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  3. Will try my best Ladies :) Thank you!

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