Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bead Table Wednesday - Wire Frame

Welcome to Bead Table Wednesday! Today I shared how to make these textured wire frames for your art beads. 

Watch the video below:

Resources from the video:

14 or 16 gauge copper wire for the frame - local hardware store 
18 gauge copper wire for the beads

Enamel Leafs: Gardanne Beads (trunk show on Saturday & Sunday)

Bead & Button Show - I'll be in booth 1208


Mia said...

Lovely creations!!!

Unknown said...

What an absolute joy to log on to my computer after being out of action for so long, to discover your fantastic video. What an absolute joy! Have a brilliant time at the show!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this tutorial. This is my first attempt at anything to do with copper wire. I bought 16 gauge copper wire as recommended but my frame was very narrow and very thin (about 1/8th of an inch wide) and I struggled to punch a 1.5mm hole in the ends as it was so narrow and not at all like yours. The diameter of the wire was 1.25mm before hammering. Am I doing something wron? I would love to get this right it is such a lovely piece.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather - do you wax your patinaed metals? if so, what do you use/recommend?