My own take on the cover art of Winter, 2010 Jewelry Book/Zine. I used half round wire, a page from an old
Bible, backed it with grunger paper for stability and added curled wire and Sepia Glossy Accents resin.
Beadalon Stringing Wires are so easy to use when making bracelets, necklaces, eyeglass leashes and so on.
They are easy to use and no needle is required. You do need crimp beads and a crimping tool. We no longer carry
the beading wire, but we still have the crimp beads and bead crimper tool. We also have the wire guards new as of Sept.
09- those are on the jewelry making-findings page.
Wire coiling and wire curling tools make life so much easier. We have the wire curler tool in several
sizes. Wire jigs, wire curler and wire worker tool all can add a unique touch to your art project.
Use wire in rubber stamping, scrapbooking, polymer clay, doll making, jewelry making, altered books, ATC's,
book making and more.
See bottom of page for a little info on the different types of wire.
Beadalon German Style Wire, 21 Gauge, Copper, 1/2 Round and Square Practice Kit~This is a less
expensive way to try different wires for wire wrapping techniques. This comes with 2 different wires, both 21 gauge,
both copper and 1 is called 1/2 round which is flat on one side (9.8 feet-.028 " x .014 ") and square wire (16.4
feet - .028" x .028") in medium temper. This particular combination of wires is ideal for making components
and setting stones. Once you feel you have mastered the art of wire wrapping with the copper, you can move up to the
sterling silver wires. I love the look of copper myself and would probably tend to stay with the copper- but it all
depends on the look you are going for.
This wire also haas an anti-tarnish coating to it.
Need a crimp tool for the beading wire?
We have Crimp Beads too.
Coiling Gizmo by Artistic Wire~Imagine the possibilities with this tool. You can make fabulous
earrings like the one shown or beads for bracelets, necklaces and more. It is so simple to use for such a
complicated look. You simply crank wire around the rod and you've made a coil spring. Pull spring off and insert
a core wire. Then coil the spring around the larger rod in your kit to form a cylinder bead. Easy! Your
kit comes with 2 crank rods, bracket frame and instructions. Use most any type or gauge of wire to make beaded jewelry
and other designs.
Thing-A-Ma-Jig~ Beginner Wire Jig Kit. Comes with plastic jig, pegs and 2 yards each of
copper, silver and gold wire. Learn how to make creative designs with wire. To use you simply plot
out the design with the pegs, twist your wire around the pegs. The shape possibilities are endless. It is great
for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and papercrafting designs.
Wire Rounder, 1.8mm Cup Bur~This is a great tool you will find yourself using all the time. It
is simple to use and perfect for smoothing the rough and sharp ends of cut beading wire. The cup bur is a very small
cup shaped file that smooths the sharp ends. It also features a nice hardwood handle and European quality cup bur. Sold
Aluminum Jewelry Wire, Silver Tone~This aluminum wire is malleable and easy to work with and very lightweight.
It comes in 12 guage and a length of 3 yards. Use it for jewelry, jump rings, embellishments etc.
Aluminum Jewelry Wire, Black Tone~This aluminum wire is very lightweight and easy to work with.
It comes in this shiny black tone in 12 guage and 3 yards.
Aluminum Jewelry Wire, Copper Tone~This wire is made from aluminum and is easy to work with and lightweight.
This copper tone wire comes in a length of 3 yards and is 12 gauge wire.
Aluminum Jewelry Wire-Sapphire Blue~This is lightweight metal wire, same as the ones above but in this
beautiful blue color. Also, when you cut the wire, the aluminum color (silver) shows on the ends. This is 12 guage
aluminum and comes in a roll of 3 yards (2.74m).
Aluminum Jewelry Wire, Gold Tone~This is a lightweight 12 gauge aluminum wire in gold tone. Same
as the other wires above, very malleable and easy to work with. Comes in package of 3 yards.
I used the wire curling tool- the largest one- to quickly and easily create this wire chain using
2 "jumprings" created by twirling a length of the aluminum wire on the curling tool, using a wire cutter to make a cut in
the center and then put 2 together to form a chain. It can be easily made into a bracelet, earrings, necklace, etc.
Aluminum Jewelry Wire, Brown~This is a pretty brown, like a dark coppery brown. It is lightweight,
made from aluminum and is very malleable and easy to work with. Make your own jump rings from it (using the great wire
curler tool), use it on your craft projects, home decor, etc. It is 12 guage and comes in a 3 yard roll.
I used the gold aluminum wire and folded it in half-loosely, curled the first end, opened up the center,
wrapped the top with copper wire, added a piece from an old Bible, backed it with card stock for stability, added Glossy Accents
in the center.
Jump Ring Mandrel-2 Piece Set~ This set has 2 mandrels in it- the first, smaller size will make jump
rings 1mm, 1.5mm, 2,3,and 4 mm size. The second, larger mandrel makes rings in 5mm, 6,7,8 and 10mm size. This
mandrel allows you to make jump rings in such a variety of sizes. The 1 mm is very interesting- tiny. It has a
nice black sold handle. After determining what size jump ring you want, wrap the wire tightly, slide wire off and cut
the wire. For years I have used the wire curlers on this page and have loved their ease of use. But if you are
interested in making a variety of sizes- this is the tool for you.